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

Related Questions

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.

How can I stop myself from toe-walking?

Can't. If you are always toe walking you need to see a doctor. It is most likely do to a shortening of the tendons of the back of the leg.
Can't. If you are always toe walking you need to see a doctor. It is most likely do to a shortening of the tendons of the back of the leg.
Stretchin. As long as it is not a neurological cause. Stretching your gastro-soleal muscle daily, which is your calf muscle, will help.
Stretchin. As long as it is not a neurological cause. Stretching your gastro-soleal muscle daily, which is your calf muscle, will help.
Stretchin. As long as it is not a neurological cause. Stretching your gastro-soleal muscle daily, which is your calf muscle, will help.
Stretchin. As long as it is not a neurological cause. Stretching your gastro-soleal muscle daily, which is your calf muscle, will help.
See a doctor. At your age this could be some type of a neurological problem. Please have it checked out.

What is the definition or description of: Toe walking?

Toe walking. 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.

Do you think I should be concerned about my habitual toe-walking?

Toe walking. Is it a habit or is there a reason? Questions need to answered as to why you are doing this. See your podiatrist for an evaluation.

What can happen if tip-toe walking is ignored and left untreated in an otherwise healthy child?

Usually nothing. Tip toe walking is very common in toddlers and even some children. It is because of the tightness in their heel tendon (achilles). Walking slowly stretches the heel cords and rarely do you need to intervene medically. Some recommend wearing boots because they can't tip toe in boots. I say be patient and wait. If older than 6-7 years you may want to see your pediatrician.
Gait changes. This is generally a transient gait pattern in otherwise normal and healthy children. Sometimes, this even manifests itself because a new sibling has come along. This will generally resolve with time. However, if it become habitual and if ignored entirely the most likely occurrence is continued and habitual abnormality of the gait with a tightened (contracted) achilles tendon.

Could a podiatrist fix ideopathic toe walking?

They could try. Stretching and proprioceptive training with heel lifts would be a way to try and help.

Docs, could a podiatrist fix ideopathic toe walking?

Depends... First off, how old is the patient. A gait analysis needs to be done as well as an exam to find out why that is occurring It could be bone related or short tendons. There are many well qualified Podiatrists in the Chicagoland area. Spent 16 years in the area. I am sure there is one near you.
Possibly. Idiopathic toe walking can be treated with bracing, stretching and physical therapy. A complete evaluation would be required. Recommend neurological consult.