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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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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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Toe walking in 3 year old. What is it?

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 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?

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

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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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Can toe-walking acquired by an adult be cancerous tumor?

Can toe-walking acquired by an adult be cancerous tumor?

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

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Is toe walking bad for you?

Is toe walking bad for you?

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

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What can I do to treat toe-walking?

What can I do to treat toe-walking?

Toe walking: A thorough and careful examination would be needed to determine the cause but most toe waking can be addressed with serial casting. ...Read more

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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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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