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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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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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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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Can a child develop a pigeon-toed walk at age 2? My son waks with a foot turned in. There is history on both sides of my family. Is pigeon-toe serious?

Can a child develop a pigeon-toed walk at age 2? My son waks with a foot turned in. There is history on both sides of my family. Is pigeon-toe serious?

Toe-in walking: Most toddlers will toe in during early walking. Most of this originates from the hip & the physical changes begin to draws the forefoot outward as the kid ages. This can be slowed by kids who sleep with their feet curled up under themselves or by w sitting ( on the inside of the ankles).U can convert a curling sleeper to straight leg by sleeping them in jeans slowly stitched from crotch down. ...Read more

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At the age of four the child still walks on his tip-toes ... I know that's not normal could it be a sign of autism..

At the age of four the child still walks on his tip-toes ... I know that's not normal could it be a sign of autism..

It could be a sign : Of a problem but does not have to be. Some kids are idiopathic toe walkers. Are there any other signs of developmental delay? Try putting heel lifts in the shoes, but would recommend a neurology consult. (pediatric neurologist). ...Read more

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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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When a child has tight heel cords & toe walks, how old is "too old" for serial casting to be effectv?

When a child has tight heel cords & toe walks, how old is "too old" for serial casting to be effectv?

Usually < 2years old: Tight heel cords can cause toe walking. However, a condition called tethered cord, where the spinal cord is attached to the base of the spine and stretches the spinal cord can result in later toe walking and decreased reflexes in older child. Mri to rule out tethered cord is important before serial casting or other treatment is undertaken. Tethered cord requires neurosurgery to the cord. ...Read more

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My daugther is turning 1 in a week but she still doesnt walk, she tip toe and kind of tired and not wanting to walk..what to do?

My daugther is turning 1 in a week but she still doesnt walk, she tip toe and kind of tired and not wanting to walk..what to do?

Assessment: Some families are late to walk but she should be checked to make sure she is otherwise healthy. All the best. ...Read more

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My daughter is almost 1year.she hasn't walked yet, but whenever she tries to walk she stands on the tip of her toes.is it a problem?how to solve it?

My daughter is almost 1year.she hasn't walked yet, but whenever she tries to walk she stands on the tip of her toes.is it a problem?how to solve it?

Toe walking: Walking on the toes or the ball of the foot, also known as toe walking, is fairly common in children who are just beginning to walk. Most children outgrow toe walking. Kids who continue toe walking beyond the toddler years often do so out of habit. As long as your child is growing and developing normally, toe walking on its own is unlikely to be a cause of concern. ...Read more

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What causes children to walk on their tip-toes . Is that a sign of autism?

What causes children to walk on their tip-toes . Is that a sign of autism?

Toe-walking that: persists > 3 months after a tot's first 10 independent steps is atypical. Drops in blood flow & oxygen, especially in late 2nd trimester can cause " tight heel cords", very mild cerebral palsy, more common in preemies. MRI & microscopic post-mortem studies of brains of people with ASD show abnormalities in areas that control motor planning & in axons that transmit signals. Other causes exist. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

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