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Is toe walking bad for you?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.).

In brief: 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.).
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

You want to walk so that your feet and muscles go thru a complete gait cycle.

In brief: Yes

You want to walk so that your feet and muscles go thru a complete gait cycle.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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