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Q
Why is my little soccer star limping when they come off the field?

A

Oh man! Such a common problem in young soccer players between the ages of 8 and 14.  I rarely attend one of my son's u10 soccer games without seeing a player limping.  While it can be due to more serious problems, limping in the absence of obvious injury is usually caused by an inflammation of the growth plate at the back of the heel bone.  This is also known as Sever's disease or Calcaneal Apophysitis.  It is made worse by cleats worn for soccer, baseball and lacrosse and the hard spring ground can really aggravate the condition.

The key is to seek early treatment, so come in today so we can get your little Messi (or Mia) back out on the field to score some goals.

Dr. Misty McNeill
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