How are growing pains related to our feet?
The answer to that question starts at the foundation of the body
It has to do with the alignment of the child’s hindfoot. A child whose feet are misaligned has a significantly higher chance of developing leg pain. Not all children with misaligned feet will develop this pain, conversely, it is extremely rare for a child with aligned feet to develop this pain. The reason why hindfoot alignment is so important is because a misaligned foot leads to a very inefficient bio-mechanical foot machine. The muscles don’t have to work as hard in a normally aligned foot. However, the muscles have to work up to 4 or 5 times harder in a misaligned foot because the muscles have to realign the foot and then do their regular job.