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.

Diagnosis, treatments, stretching, exercises and footwear advice for Sever's disease can be found by clicking here.

Other causes of children's heel pain include (click for more information):

- Insertional Achilles Tendonitis which has the same presentation as Sever's Disease

- Plantar Fasciitis involve pain under the heel and arch

- Achilles Tendonitis proper

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.