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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Toe Walking (Overview)

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


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Weird curved toe causes pain walking. Any idea why?

Weird curved toe causes pain walking. Any idea why?

Ingrown toenails: This is most probably due to ingrown toenails, where the nail will cut into the skin and may cause an infection. Best to see your podiatrist as this may be an easy solution to your problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Toe Walking (Overview)

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


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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 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 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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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?

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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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. Michael Kleerekoper
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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


Toes (Definition)

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