'Growing pains' is a common term used for symptoms experienced by a child or adolescent during, or immediately following, a growth spurt. The mechanism of this painful and sometimes debilitating condition is related to soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves) becoming stretched and over extended as a result of new skeletal (bone) growth.
Sever's Disease is a common cause of heel pain that typically occurs in teenage boys and girls. If you feel your child is, or has been, suffering from growth pains or appears to have altered gait during running or walking, please feel free to contact us at Hills Street for a biomechanical assessment.
Improve your move video, from the Australian Physiotherapy Association: