The most common cause of heel pain for children during periods of growth is Sever's Disease also called Calcaneal Apophysitis. Dr. Young has uploaded a new video that discusses this topic in detail and can be viewed below. Sever's disease or Apophysitis is a common condition that afflicts children usually between the ages of 8 to 14 years old.
When children complain of heel pain it should not be ignored. This time of year is when we see many patients with this type of pain. Often the pain is most noticable after children are playing sports and most pronounced with any sport that requires the use of cleats.
The video about Sever's Disease discusses the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and more. For more information about this condition visit the website for information about Sever's Disease.
While this type of heel pain is often common in children and can be something that they "out-grow", they do not have to live with the pain. If your child complains of heel pain contact us and we can help. To more images of the cause of this type of pain and a patient xray visit the link below. You will also find a comprehensive list of treatment options including some that can be performed at home.