Testing & Diagnosis for Plantar Fasciitis in Children

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Contact the Lower Extremity Program

  • 1-617-355-6021
  • International: +01-617-355-5209
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How does a doctor know if my child has plantar fasciitis?

Your doctor will conduct a physical exam of your child as well as inquire into your child's medical history. The doctor may perform further tests, including observing how your child stands and walks.

In rare cases, your child's doctor may want an MRI or an X-ray. An X-ray won't help very much in viewing the ligaments, but may help find bone spurs.

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For Patients: 617-355-6000
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