Is a temporary condition of irritation of the calcaneal growth plate in children. It is the most common cause of heel pain in children between the ages of 7- 15.
Often seen after a growth spurt where the long bones have grown, and the muscles have not yet caught up. Tension on the calf muscle causes pulling at the growth plate of the heel bone.
Treatment: After a thorough biomechanical and footwear assessment some stretching, heel lifts and if indicated some orthotics may be dispensed.