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Heel Pain in Children

It’s different for kids…

A child’s heel pain is different from heel pain in adults.

Most cases of adult heel pain are due to Plantar Fasciitis. Kids don’t get this condition.

A child’s heel pain is usually an inflammation of the growth plate. The growth plate in the heel is in the back of it. Growth plate pain can occur between the ages of 8 to 15.

Children who participate in sports or dance are most prone to inflammation of the heel.

The best home remedies for this condition are ice, avoiding being barefoot, a heel cup, and rest. If the pain lasts for more than a couple of weeks, having us evaluate it would the best option.

Growth plate inflammation can last for years if not treated. Seeing your child limping, running more slowly, or being in pain isn’t fun.

We specialize in keeping kids’ and adults’ feet healthy.

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