Treatment options include cooling with ice, reducing sport activities, shoe insert supports (or orthotic devices), physical therapy, daily stretching of calf muscles and analgesics. For severe pain foot casting with crutches may be necessary. In rare cases surgery may be considered if conservative therapy is unsuccessful.
Published on: 07/25/2017
Plantar fascia is a band of tissue that supports the arch of the foot connecting the heel to the toes. While heel pain is a common presenting clinical feature (usually under the heel) , it is not the most common cause of heel pain in children (approximately 8%), and is frequently only part of an underlying problem (e.g. Sever's Disease - inflammation of the growth plate of the calcaneus caused by repetitive stress to the heal from playing sports). One or both feet may be affected.