If your young children play high impact sports like soccer, baseball or football, their heels could be at risk for pain. Doctors are reporting more cases of overuse syndromes in young athletes; a more commonly known condition is called Sever’s disease, also called, calcaneal apophysitis. Because the growth center and the main part of the heel have not fused together yet, the pain can be experienced at the bottom of the heels.*

Healing in mild cases requires rest, icing and anti-inflammatory medication; no P.E. class for a while. However, if those traditional treatments don’t stop the pain, your foot doctor can supply options like orthotics or a cast.

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*http://beta.active.com/basketball/articles/how-to-deal-with-your-child-s-heel-pain
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