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Rex dx 4/2013.Sever's disease, also called calcaneal apophysitis=painful bone disorder that results from inflammation (swelling) of the growth plate in the heel. A growth plate, aka an epiphyseal plate, is an area at the end of a developing bone where cartilage cells change over time into bone cells. As this occurs, the growth plates expand & unite, which is how bones grow.Main treatment for Sever's disease is rest, which helps to relieve pressure on the heel bone, decreasing swelling…

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TEM of chondrocytes in an epiphyseal plate surrounded by collagen matrix bottom right, recently divided cell starting a little isogenic family credit: Y. Ali

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Acromegaly is an extremely rare syndrome that results when the anterior pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone (GH) after epiphyseal plate closure at puberty.... http://www.natural-health-news.com/acromegaly-causes-symptoms-diagnoses-and-treatment/

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