John P Fritz, DPM
Location and Office HoursKBF Foot & Ankle Surgeons
114 W Mt Pleasant
Livingston, NJ 07039
- monday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
- tuesday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
- wednesday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
- thursday: 10:30AM - 4:00PM
- AmeriHealth HMO
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Great-West Healthcare CIGNA
- Horizon HMO (BC/BS of NJ)
- Horizon NJ Health
- Oxford Health Plans
- United Healthcare
- WellChoice of New Jersey
- Saint Barnabas Medical Center
How is calcaneal apophysitis treated?
Calcaneal apophysitis is usually treated by reducing activity, stretching and using a tapered heel lift. In some severe cases, a cast may be used to promote healing while keeping the foot and ankle immobile.
How is calcaneal apophysitis diagnosed?
In order to diagnose calcaneal apophysitis, the doctor will examine the child’s foot and leg. People experience pain in the back or bottom of the heel and when the sides of the heel are squeezed. X-rays are often used to evaluate the condition. Other advanced imaging studies and laboratory tests may also be ordered if necessary.
What type of follow-up care does my baby need for clubfoot?
Up to 2 months old, your child should see the doctor every 1 to 2 weeks and have gentle manipulation of the foot and cast changes. At about 2 months old, there should be an outpatient surgery visit, and the doctor should do Achilles tendon lengthening (tenotomy) and apply the last cast. At about 3 months old, the doctor should remove the last cast and measure your child for a brace. Then at about 4 months old until your baby is pulling and standing, you should see the doctor every 2 to 3 months and your baby should wear the brace for 23 hours a day with no exceptions. At about 12 months until 3 to 4 years old, your child should see the doctor every 3 to 6 months and wear the brace at night and during naptimes.
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