Heel Pain in Kids

By Dr. Brian Gale, DPM, FACFAS
December 18, 2014
Category: Heel Pain

Heel Pain in Kids

Heel pain can occur at any age and it should never be ignored.  If a child complains of heel pain it is best to get evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist.   Don’t wait too long!

There are a few signs of heel problems in kids:

-Bottom of heel pain

-back of heel pain

-limping

-walking on tip toes

-having a hard time participating in sports or activities

The most common cause of heel pain in kids is called Calcaneal Apophysitis.  It is most common in ages 8 to 14 years old.  Heel pain can also be a sign of other problems.

Heel pain in kids is different than most heel pain in adults.  One of the most common forms of heel pain in adults is called plantar fasciitis.  The pain is usually worse when getting out of bed in the morning or getting up from a long period of sitting, but gets better as the day goes on and as you walk around.  Pediatric heel pain does not get better as the day goes on, but usually gets worse with more activity.

If your child is complaining of heel pain or is showing any other sign of heel pain, give us a call today!  It is best to Request an appointment with Dr. Brian Gale, DPM, FACFAS to find out the cause right away instead of just hoping it will go away!  Contact Us at 701-255-3338.

 

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