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Home Remedies For Toe Walking
Depends: There are plenty of toe walkers in this world with no issues, but with some you can have a contracted or short achilles tendon. This can cause other pathology. Bottom line, if there is no pain, I would not worry so much. In a child, heel lifts in the shoes can help train the child to eliminate the condition. (if in a child — a consultation with podiatrist is recommended.). ...Read more
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
Depends on age: Toe walking is normal in toddlers learning to walk & quickly disappears. Toe walking persisting longer or associated with physical findings should be investigated. Autism & CP are two most common serious reasons. Habituation is a common benign reason. Toe walking per se is not dangerous, it's cause needs elucidation. ...Read more
About 2-3 y/o: Until age 2-3 y/oGet a more detailed answer ›
Usually begins in child hood. Early heel off or barely stepping on heel during beginning of gait cycle. Can be attributed to many factors from structural to neurological. Should be evaluated by a professional to determine cause and subsequent treatment.
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Toe walking: Is it a habit or is there a reason? Questions need to answered as to why you are doing this. See your podiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Gait changes: This is generally a transient gait pattern in otherwise normal and healthy children. Sometimes, this even manifests itself because a new sibling has come along. This will generally resolve with time. However, if it become habitual and if ignored entirely the most likely occurrence is continued and habitual abnormality of the gait with a tightened (contracted) achilles tendon. ...Read more
See a specialist: A thorough evaluation is needed to determine why a child may be toe walking before consideration of treatment options. This includes the timeframe that the child has been walking like this, milestones, life stressors and congenital and neurological disorders that may be present. Conservative care includes physical therapy, serial casting and monitoring. If this fails, surgery may be indicated. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Some kids are toe walkers by choice. They do it for a while and then they stop. Kids with CP tend to be toewalkers more than autistic kids. This is not to say that autistic may not be toe walkers. To answer your question, just being a toe walker does not mean that your kid is autistic. ...Read more
It could be related: Toe walking could be a result of a tumor putting pressure on the nerves or brain area that control the muscles of the foot. Consult your doctor for appropriate work-up. ...Read more
Good question: Neurological toe walking can be caused by spasticity. Many upper motor neuron lesions can cause this hypertonic condition in various muscle groups including the gastrocsoleus which forms the achilles tendon. As this becomes contracted this causes the ankle to flex... Plantar flex...Which causes toe walking. ...Read more
Depends...: First off, how old is the patient. A gait analysis needs to be done as well as an exam to find out why that is occurring It could be bone related or short tendons. There are many well qualified Podiatrists in the Chicagoland area. Spent 16 years in the area. I am sure there is one near you. ...Read more
My wife Julie has extreme shaking from head to toe. Walking down stairs is impossible. It went away for 3 days but now it's back. Can we know why pls?
This is a simple ?: although I suspect the answer will not be simple. Take her to the hospital now. She needs to be evaluated by a neurologist. Your earlier question which I also answered about numbness tingling and loss of strength in the arm in the context of what you describe is worrisome for MS or a stroke. You live in a region with increased risk of MS. She has a neurological problem, this needs prompt attention ...Read more
My 9yr old son is still tip toe walking. Has tried wearing brace in shoes but he seems to go back after several months. What else can we do?
Not a problem: It is very common for children of this age to continue to walk on their toes without any problem. A good physical exam from a foot and ankle specialist will let you know if there are any bone or tendon abnormalities contributing to this. Many children have a tight calf muscle and feel more comfortable walking on their toes but have no other medical problems that need to be treated. ...Read more
Following a tendon lenthening op to prevent toe walking in child with hemiplegia how long is rehab? She is walking but slow but can't run,
How do I treat a cut that is under my pinky toe near the bending area? It seems to be just a cut but is painful while walking. Treatment suggestion
Keep clean: Clean with mild soap and water 2 times a day. Use Bacitracin (light coat) and a band-aid. A gauze bandage wrapped around it might cushion it. Wear shoes that hurt the least. If you have not had a tetanus shot in 10 years, get one. If you have redness, pus, increased pain, warmth, swelling call MD or go to UC asap. Stay off it as much as possible, of course. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. ...Read more
I wore sneakers with arch support last night and now my lft arch is stiff and hurts causing me to walk on the side of my foot. Remedy? Cause?
Probably too much: Arch support for you and caused irritation. Go back to the shoes or sneakers that were comfortable before. ...Read more
Lo was jumping and landed on outside of foot wrong. It's not too swollen and she can walk on it. But it hurts her a little to run&jump. Sprain? Remedy?
Apply ice: Apply ice and have her take it easy for a few days. If she is still having difficulty in a few days have a podiatrist examine her. ...Read more
A vein in right calf n thigh pains with foot numbness, i happens when I walk and goes off after taking rest, please advise medication/remedy please?
Nerve,vein or muscle: Are you certain that a vein is the culprit? With associated numbness the problem could be with a pinched nerve from a spinal disorder like a disc problem. It's best to have your physician examine you and order the appropriate tests such as ultrasound of the leg veins or MRI of the spine if necessary. ...Read more
My 4 yr old son has upper body weakness, anemia, occasional toe walking, slow transit constipation, thinning. What could this be sign of?
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing his doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, his doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
My 4 yr old son has upper body weakness, anemia, occasional toe walking, slow transit constipation, and thinning. What are these symptoms of?
Injury during soccer and I can't walk or move my toes. I think it's broken treat it home or do I have to go to the doctors?
Go to doctor: You should absolutely visit the ER if you cannot put weight on your foot and especially if you cannot wiggle your toes. Do not wait. Good luck. ...Read more
Since topical : Antifungals are so readily avialable and are effective — that is what I recommend. ...Read more
I have a big bunion, my big toe is bent is there anything I could wear to start training my toe while I'm walking, or at home.
I was moving furniture in my home and a heavy bed (over 300lbs) fell on my great toe. I can bend the toe and walk but it's throbing and tingly.
It needs rest: Some big toe fractures can cause some problems when it comes to healing. Since it is so important in propelling you in your gait, the big toe does a lot of work, it needs to rest to heal. Most of the time a surgical sandal is dispensed, even if it is a bruise or a sprain, to limit motion. Taping also helps. If it is not improving, then you should get some medical attention. ...Read more