Sounds terrible but put simply it is ‘growing pains’ and so many growing children have pain in the heel as they grow. Yes it can be inconvenient as it may impact on sport activities, but it is not a sports injury. Your child may happily continue thier involvement in the sport they love, you simply just have to know how to manage the condition and minimise the pain. Dont give up and cancel sport!! See your physiotherapist for advice on how to manage this situation. See us at Baulkham Hills Physiotherapy for information on how to manage your child’s growing pains.