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A 28-year-old female asked:

What can cause heel pain when you walk in a child with jra/jia? is there any connection between the two?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Zoey Goore
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Heel pain: Unfortunately many things can cause heel pain in a child with jia. It depends on the age, what medicines he's taking, where in the heel, is there fever, has this been a joint affected in the past, etc....I'd recommend a call or visit to the child's rheumatologist.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Periosteal inflammation of the heel, known as periostitis of the is calcus!
Jun 11, 2017
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Possible enthesitis: Heel pain in a child with known jia/jra could be a symptom of one type of inflammation in some people(including kids)with inflammation where tendons and ligaments attach to bones(known as entheses)-this is called enthesitis.There is a type of jia called era or"enthesitis-related arthritis".However, heel pain can also be caused by plantar fasciitis which is not necessarily due to arthritis.Call doc.
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Heel pain can also: Be a common problem known as sever's disease which can occur in any child. It is an inflammation of the growth plate below where the achilles tendon attached to the bone towards the bottom of the heel. Shoes, cleats and sneakers for younger kids sizes are not often made of well structured materials.And heel cups or heel supports over the counter may help.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Enthesitis!: Periosteal inflammation of the heel, known as periostitis of the os calcus!
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Last updated Jun 11, 2017

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