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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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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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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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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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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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Left foot navicular bone pain small estophye now its so painful i cant walk on it help!! mum of two toddlers?

Left foot navicular bone pain small estophye now its so painful  i cant walk on it help!! mum of two toddlers?

Osteophyte: If you are I able to achieve relief from footwear or protection, see your doctor for a referral to a Podiatrist for further care. All the best. This sounds very painful. ...Read more

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Why do some people walk on their toes?

Why do some people  walk on their toes?

Toe walking: Most of the time it is due to tight calf muscles which pull the foot down. It can be caused by disease such as cerebral palsy that causes hyper reflexes or spastic muscle contraction. Occasionally it can be due to habit. ...Read more

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How long after a toe fusion can you walk?

How long after a toe fusion can you walk?

Quite soon.: The answer depends on the fusion method. But, for the most part, you can walk on it right away. You must take it easy on the amount of walking, paying particular attention on not bending or otherwise injuring the fusion site. ...Read more

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I grip my toes when I walk, is this normal?

I grip my toes when I walk, is this normal?

That's normal.: That's quite normal. Our feet are designed for barefoot walking, and the toes help grip the ground. ...Read more

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I have really bad pains in my 3 middle toes in the morning hurts to walk around help?

I have really bad pains in my 3 middle toes in the morning hurts to walk around help?

Suspect arthritis: Since you have three toes I would first consider arthritis. It needs to be evaluated. Would discuss with your physician and maybe see a rheumatologist depending on the findings ...Read more

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How do I know if my toe is broken? It hurts to bend and walk on my toe, is that good enough?

How do I know if my toe is broken? It hurts to bend and walk on my toe, is that good enough?

See foot doc : Have x-rays, you need to know if there is displacement or if there is a break if it is intraarticular....Without an xray you can't determine the extent of the injury. ...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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My big top my toe hurt. It have green and mark and blue mark. It hurt to bend down. It hurt to walk on it. What should I do? What wrong with my toe?

My big top my toe hurt. It have green and mark and blue mark. It hurt to bend down. It hurt to walk on it. What should I do?  What wrong with my toe?

It's not toe late.: You've injured it somehow. The color is probably from bruising. Because you have damaged the toe, it may be difficult to move it. If it is not swollen, there's probably no severe damage. To remove all doubt, you might want to have it x-rayed. Since you did not say when this started, it is difficult to advise you to do anything else. ...Read more

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Why do my pinky toes curl under when i walk?

Hereditary: Often, curled toes are hereditary. Other causes can be improper shoes and foot instability causing the toes to "clench" the floor. I wouldn't be concerned if they don't hurt, other than making good shoe choices. If you are having pain, see a podiatrist for treatment options. ...Read more

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Why could only this one toe hurt when i walk?

Lots of reasons: Pain in one toe can be caused by a pinched nerve, compression, a seam in the shoe, a toenail. Lots of reasons. I would see a podiatrist and bring your shoes. ...Read more

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Hello my name krystal my boyfriend has pain and reddness on his fouth toe and cant really walk on it.. What is this? And what should i do?

Seek medical care: What I mean is seek in-person medical care, whether his FamilyDoc or Urgent Care, depending upon degree of pain. Perhaps he broke toe although you didn't mention injury. Perhaps he has an infection b/c you said it's red. Gout is another possibility although more commonly in big toe. Bottom line, there are many causes of toe pain & redness and he needs in-person (not online) medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What would be the cause of my 2.5 yo daughter starting to walk pigeon toed? Is it something serious

What would be the cause of my 2.5 yo daughter starting to walk pigeon toed? Is it something serious

Be flexible!: Most of the time the cause of this is excessive laxity of ligaments in the hips and knees and not actually a foot problem that causes the appearence of feet turning in "pigeon toed". If she sits in a "w" sit with legs back behind her, you can discourage this. Encourage lots of walking, play etc using her legs to strengthen muscles. Mention to your doc next time in to check general tone. ...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