Heel Pain in Children

Activity is extremely important to the health and wellbeing of our children. Don’t let pain stop them moving.

A child’s foot has active growth centres which open at different times throughout their development. When the growth centres are open and growth is occurring, these areas are particularly vulnerable to inflammation, irritation and pain. What we see most commonly is an irritation of the growth plate in the heel. This is referred to as Severs Disease.

It is very important to take foot pain in children seriously, because if left untreated it will become a deterrent to them maintaining physical activity, so it is advisable to get a diagnosis early on. With a well-structured treatment plan in place, they can continue to get on with doing what they really enjoy doing.

If your child is showing signs of foot pain, contact us today- we can successfully treat this problem.

1 Comment

  1. Christine Purdie on July 9, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Hi there, my 11yo daughter, Emily, has various issues with her feet. Her ankles are painful after sports and she has areas on the sole of her feet that are hardened and painful.
    I would love to have her feet assessed so we can plan ahead to prevent long term issues.
    We live an hour south of Hamilton in Otorohanga.
    Look forward to hearing from you

    Christine (Mum)
    Ph 021 201 4165

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