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Table 2 Inclusion/exclusion criteria

From: Effectiveness of interventions in reducing pain and maintaining physical activity in children and adolescents with calcaneal apophysitis (Sever’s disease): a systematic review

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Design:   • Articles not published in English
  • RCT   • Articles not including treatment
  • Clinical trial   • Non peer reviewed publications
  • Case report,   • Author opinion
  • Case series  
  • Children aged 6–15 years
  • Diagnosis of CA/Sever’s disease
  • Orthoses
  • Heel lifts
  • Stretching
  • Icing
  • Strapping
  • Other treatment modalities
Outcome measure:
  • Pain
  • Physical activity (sporting activities)