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My 8 Years Old Brother Is Always Toe Walking Will He Outgrow It
I broke my big toe 1.5 years ago.No surgery was needed but it's a bit crooked.Now my whole foot and knee hurt when I walk a bit more than usual.Help!
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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