The most common cause of heel pain in children is Sever’s Disease. It is caused by the repetitive pulling of the Achilles tendon on the heel bone, usually in sports that involve running and jumping. Typically occurring in kids between the ages of 8 and 14 years old, this injury is self-limiting meaning that it heals itself with time. However, it can trouble kids for years which is distressing for both the child and parents. Podiatrists can help resolve this pain so don’t hesitate to get your child assessed.
Signs and Symptoms:
If your child is complaining of heel pain, see our team at Dan Everson Podiatry so they can continue to play the sport they love.