Children are not miniature adults and require expertise to assess.  I see many conditions affecting children such as growing pains.  In the past this was treated poorly, since often parents experienced similar pain and thought it was a normal part of growing.  Heel pain, foot pain, knee pain, are common areas where there are growth plates in the bone that can become inflamed where tendons attach.  Podiatrists are good at assessing postural causes of this pain and helping relieve it through targeted stretching and orthotic therapy. Exercise is important for children.  Their pain may be relieved by a visit to this clinic!