Heel pain in children: not just a growing pain!
Heel pain in children can usually be attributed to a problem called Sever’s Disease. It’s not a disease as such, but is caused by incomplete growth centres at the heels.
It is most common in active children and usually occurs during or after exercise, but can persist at rest.
When the Achilles tendon pulls on the heel, and the plantar fascia on the bottom of the foot pulls in the other direction, and the heel growth area has not closed, this can cause inflammation and pain.
Most children exhibit a limp when they have Sever’s, and symptoms are distinct
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