Paediatric Complaints – Foot Conditions
Inflammation and pain at the back of the heel bone in children is often caused by disruption of the growth plates. This condition is common in children between the ages of 8 and 14, particularly during or after sporting activities.
Leg Pains (Growing Pains)
Leg pains are a complex condition, but are commonly found in children after periods of activity. Children commonly exhibit pain and stiffness in the calf muscles. They may awake during the night complaining of leg pains.
Osgood-Schlatter disease has a similar mechanism as Sever’s disease, but it occurs at the tibial tuberosity.Pain occurs below the knee.This may disrupt the tibial growth plate, causing secondary swelling and pain.