|Effects of a specially
designed insole for the treatment of apophysitis calcanei
Apophysitis calcanei is a disability mainly affecting young
boys. The condition limits free display. An insole that raises
the heel would make the patient free of pain.
Evaluate the effects of such purpose built insoles.
Material and Method:
A year later they received questionnaires about their symptoms.
10 boys from 10-13 years old with apofysitis calcanei were
given such an insole. It should be used throughout the day
including for sport. The boys were all contacted by telephone
after two weeks.
All 10 patients were able immediately to play football. A
year later 9 were free of any symptoms and were running about
without any difficulty. One patient had stopped using his
insole after six months. He soon had a relapse. He was given
a replacement and was then totally free of any symptom 6 month