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How to treat leg cramps for toddler, which causes unable to walk? What is the cause of it? How long will it last?

How to treat leg cramps for toddler, which causes unable to walk? What is the cause of it? How long will it last?

Leg cramps: Any cause of leg cramps in a toddler needs to be investigated, especially to rule out infection , tumor(leukemia) or legg perthes disease. ...Read more

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2 yr toddler has ingrown toe nails.Has always preferred to walk n jump on the toes like ballerinas.Doc suspects infection.How to stop him walk on toes?

2 yr toddler has ingrown toe nails.Has always preferred to walk n jump on the toes like ballerinas.Doc suspects infection.How to stop him walk on toes?

Needs evaluation: 1st thing is that your toddler needs to be evaluated to see if there is a medical reason he walks on toes such as short achilles tendon or equinus. If not then exercises may be needed. ...Read more

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How can I protect my child if she sleep walks every so often?

How can I protect my child if she sleep walks every so often?

Alarm: If sleepwalking is rare but there are safety concerns (ex: the person may go out in cold weather or fall down stairs), a bed alarm that goes off when a person gets out of bed can be used. Someone else needs to be able to hear and respond to the alarm. ...Read more

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At what age does a child start to walk?

At what age does a child start to walk?

Range 9-15m: A kid generally learns to walk between 9 & 15 months. This is generally adjusted for any level of prematurity. (6wks early adds 6wks to expected first/last date.). ...Read more

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At what age should a child be starting to walk?

At what age should a child  be starting to walk?

Varies, aroiund 1y/o: As with all developmental things, there is no exact time to perform a certain skill, but more a range. Most kids are trying to take those first few tenative steps right around their first birthday. However, some kids walk as early as 9 months, and some kids are closer to 1 1/2 years. If your child is not walking by 15-18 months, best to get a developmental evaluation or talk to pediatrician! ...Read more

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Is it okay that my child walks on his toes all the time?

Is it okay that my child walks on his toes all the time?

Depends on age: Toe walking is seen ocassionally in normal kids and will usually disappear by 3-5yr. The cause for most is unknown. Some will need work with a physical therapist to stretch the calf muscle and tendon & the stretches can also be done by parents at home. I would discuss the issue with your childs doctor and decide after an exam if other work up is needed. ...Read more

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What would cause my child to consistently tiptoe or walk on his toes?

What would cause my child to consistently tiptoe or walk on his toes?

Age: Depending on age it could be normal. There are social factors, too, that can play a role, such as the birth of a new sibling. If you aren't sure or if there is a complex medical history, see a foot and ankle specialist with interest in pediatric conditions. ...Read more

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Is it true that when we ae at home it is best for my child to walk bare feet?

Not necessarily: Depends on what type of floor surface and how much walking is being done. Walking a lot on hard surfaces such as tile is not good. ...Read more

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What can cause heel pain when you walk in a child with jra/jia? Is there any connection between the two?

What can cause heel pain when you walk in a child with jra/jia? Is there any connection between the two?

Heel pain can also: Be a common problem known as sever's disease which can occur in any child. It is an inflammation of the growth plate below where the achilles tendon attached to the bone towards the bottom of the heel. Shoes, cleats and sneakers for younger kids sizes are not often made of well structured materials.And heel cups or heel supports over the counter may help. ...Read more

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Will a child with cerebral palsy ever walk?

Will a child with cerebral palsy ever walk?

It depends: Most children (70%) with CP walk, however there are still many that don't. There are some signs to watch for. If the child isn't sitting independently by age 2, retains primitive reflexes, among others, the child may not walk. It is very important to have your child followed closely by a multidisciplinary team including a pediatric orthopaedist, pt, neurologist, orthotist, etc. ...Read more