KidsMD Health Topics

Plantar Fasciitis in Children

  • Overview

    Plantar fasciitis is pain on the bottom of one or both heels, caused by irritation to the plantar fascia, which are the dense tissue bands that connect the heels to the toes.

    • Pain is usually is felt on the first step out of bed in the morning or when walking again after resting from a walking or running activity.
    • Pain can, if it persists, soon be felt any time you are walking, running or jumping.
    • Although the pain is mostly felt at the bottom of the heel, it can radiate down the entire bottom of the foot towards the toes.

    How Boston Children's Hospital approaches plantar fasciitis

    Plantar fasciitis is rarely serious enough to require surgery. At Children's, doctors can help your child manage pain through exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles in the foot, ankle and leg.

Request an Appointment

If this is a medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1. This form should not be used in an emergency.

Patient Information
Date of Birth:
Contact Information
Appointment Details
Send RequestIf you do not see the specialty you are looking for, please call us at: 617-355-6000.International visitors should call International Health Services at +1-617-355-5209.
Please complete all required fields

This department is currently not accepting appointment requests online. Please call us at: 617-355-6000. International +1-617-355-6000.

This department is currently not accepting appointment requests online. Please call us at: 617-355-6000. International +1-617-355-6000.

Thank you.

Your request has been successfully submitted

You will be contacted within 1 business day.

If you have questions or would like more information, please call:

617-355-6000 +1-617-355-6000
close
Find a Doctor
Search by Clinician's Last Name or Specialty:
Select by Location:
Search by First Letter of Clinician's Last Name: *ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
BrowseSearch
Condition & Treatments
Search for a Condition or Treatment:
Show Items Starting With: *ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
View allSearch
Locations

Contact the Orthopedic Center

  • 1-617-355-6021
  • International: +01-617-355-5209
  • Locations
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO
Close