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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Hypotonia Speech Delay Toe Walking

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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 come certain mental disorders have toe walking as a symptom?

How come certain mental disorders have toe walking as a symptom?

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

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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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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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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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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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Do you think I should be concerned about my habitual toe-walking?

Do you think I should be concerned about my habitual toe-walking?

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

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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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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


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Weak Muscle Tone (Definition)

Weak muscle tone refers to the resting state of a muscle. Even when you are not contracting a muscle, it still has a baseline tone. Weak muscle tone refers to any condition that causes a muscle to seem more soft ...Read more