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Common Disorders

Growth Plate Injuries In Children


There are a number of common growth plate injuries in a child's foot. The growth plate is the area within a bone that provides for the proper growth of the bone. An injury to this area of the bone can result in early closing of the growth plate or abnormal growth of the bone. Below is a list of common growth plate injuries:
- Big toe injuries – “Turf Toe”
- Pain in the ball of the foot – Freiberg's disease
- Pain on the inner side of the foot – Kohler's disease
- Painful heel – Seiver's disease

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