Toe Walking

Toe walking is common in children and can occasionally be the sign of a more serious underlying problem.

As conditions like cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and autistic spectrum disorders are some of the conditions that can cause toe walking, then each child that walks on their toes do need to be checked out for these sorts of conditions. The range of motion at the ankle joint needs to be checked, the neurological system thoroughly checked out and a history taken to determine if the child met all the usual developmental milestones. If all these are normal, then the toe walking is most likely just something teh child likes to do and is of no consequences.


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