The most common cause of heel pain in kids we see in the office is called calcaneal apophisitis/Sever's Disease. This is an inflammation of the heel bone growth plate. Again the sports like soccer and basketball we see many patient that, after a couple of weeks of being in the sport, suffer from intense pain along the heel. It can be confusing as kids may complain of pain that is similar to plantar fasciitis but it is different. Kids may benefit from 2 weeks off from their sport, icing and an anti inflammatory if they can take it. If your child is experiencing heel pain and not getting better it is best to make an appointment with your podiatrist. There they can take an Xray and make sure it is not a stress fracture.