Also known as or related to Sever's disease, pain in back of heel child, pediatric heel pain, pain in bottom of foot child, child achilles pain
Children can suffer heel pain due to exactly the same reasons as adults, however there are some extra heel pain conditions that only children can have. The most common heel pain is Sever's disease which involves inflammation of the growth plate at the back of the heel and presents in children from 9 to 13 years of age.
Other causes of children's heel pain include (click for more information):
If your child is suffering from heel pain, an accurate diagnosis by one of our experienced Sports Podiatrists is critical to ensure a fast recovery.