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Definition  
Kid’s heel is the most common cause of heel pain in the growing athlete and occurs in children ages 7 to 15, with the majority of people affected between 10 and 12 years of age.  
Indications  
Complaints of pain or tenderness in the heel or both heels with possible discomfort felt first thing in the morning or when heel is squeezed. Child may be limping and typically the pain is more severe after increased exercising and during running or playing sports.  
Cause  
Kids heel come from a combination of overuse and repetitive stress on the growth plates, bones and tendons in the heel area in an active growing child. Kids heel can be caused by normal physical activities or by an acute trauma from sports or other activity that involves a lot of heel movements at or during a time that the bones, ligaments and tendons are developing rapidly in this age range.  
   
How Orthotics Can Help  
Orthotics can help by reducing excessive motion, controlling and supporting the foot during physical activities to correctly align the foot in its function.

If the problem persists, consult your foot doctor.

 
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