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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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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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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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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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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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Toes (Definition)

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