At his age, the most common cause of heel pain is Calcaneal apophysitis or inflammation of the growth plate of the heel. It is very common in children who are very active in sports. Usually the problem quits when the growth plate of the heel closes in the early teens. Many times theis can be treated with rest, ice anti-inflammatories, heel cushion, or heel cups and sometimes orthotics. Rarely is the growth plate fractured. There is a great deal of disagreement and misunderstanding about this. An X-ray of both heels should be taken and used for comparison.
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