Parents should heed a child’s heel pain

Indoors and outdoors, children stay active year-round in competitive sports and other physical activities, but sometimes heel pain can leave them sitting on the sidelines. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons recommends that when a child complains of heel pain, it should be treated right away.
Heel pain commonly occurs in children ages 8 to 14 as their feet grow and the heel bone develops. "As more children get active in competitive sports, they increase their risk for...

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