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Is it okay that my child walks on his toes all the time?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
This depends on the age of the child, social factors, and health factors which all play a role in whether this is considered ok.
See a foot/ankle specialist with interest in pediatric conditions to have a complete evaluation performed. Seek advice on a referral from family, friends and your child's pcp.

In brief: Depends
This depends on the age of the child, social factors, and health factors which all play a role in whether this is considered ok.
See a foot/ankle specialist with interest in pediatric conditions to have a complete evaluation performed. Seek advice on a referral from family, friends and your child's pcp.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
The other two answers are excellent.
This is a child i would want to see and evaluate. Usually toe walking is not a big problem. We recommend stretching exercises and high top shoes to try and keep the heel down when walking. Physical therapy referral may be needed if the achilles heel area is tight.

In brief: Depends
The other two answers are excellent.
This is a child i would want to see and evaluate. Usually toe walking is not a big problem. We recommend stretching exercises and high top shoes to try and keep the heel down when walking. Physical therapy referral may be needed if the achilles heel area is tight.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on age
Tiptoeing in young child under 18 months is generally considered normal.
Persistent tiptoeing beyond 18 months of age, however, prompts medical attention. Could be from tight heel cord. Could be even an early sign of cp.

In brief: Depends on age
Tiptoeing in young child under 18 months is generally considered normal.
Persistent tiptoeing beyond 18 months of age, however, prompts medical attention. Could be from tight heel cord. Could be even an early sign of cp.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
In brief: Should check out
With doc.....

In brief: Should check out
With doc.....
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
In brief: No Pain
As long as there is not consistant pain, there is usually no serious complications or problems associated with toe walking.

In brief: No Pain
As long as there is not consistant pain, there is usually no serious complications or problems associated with toe walking.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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