Facebook Live 23rd January 2020
One common cause of heel pain in children is known as “severs” or calcaneal apophysitis. This injury is caused by an inflammation of the growth plate that sits at the back of the heel bone. In children this is largely caused by their rapid growth rate, causing the shin bones to grow faster then what the calf muscle can keep up with, which results in tension, pulling and agitation on the growth plate. This will generally be seen in the very sporty and active kids between 8-12 years old.
If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms be sure to double check their footwear and update it if necessary, and if their symptoms persist seek advice from a podiatrist.