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Doctor insights on: How To Stop Toddler Toe Walking

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How do I get my child to stop tip toe walking?

How do I get my child  to stop tip toe walking?

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

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Walking (Definition)

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


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How can I stop myself from toe-walking?

How can I stop myself from toe-walking?

See a doctor: At your age this could be some type of a neurological problem. Please have it checked out. ...Read more

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What can happen if tip-toe walking is ignored and left untreated in an otherwise healthy child?

What can happen if tip-toe walking is ignored and left untreated in an otherwise healthy child?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Toe walking?

What is the definition or description of: Toe walking?

Toe walking: 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. Look up on Google. Good luck ...Read more

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Tip toe walking due to prematurity?

Tip toe walking due to prematurity?

Not necessarily: Toe walkers can be premature babies but can be a simple genetically tight achilles. ...Read more

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Toe walking in 3 year old. What is it?

? tight achilles: Toe walking can be "voluntary" or due to tight gastrocs/achilles. By age 3 it should be evaluated (pediatric orthopaedic surgeon). May easily grow out of it still, but casting, pt or sometimes surgery may be in order. ...Read more

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My 8 years old brother is always toe walking. Will he outgrow it?

My 8 years old brother is always toe walking. Will he outgrow it?

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

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Is toe-walking a sign of autism?

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

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Toe Walking (Definition)

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. Look up ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more