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    Default 21mo Walking on toes

    Ds is 21m and ever since starting to walk at 12m he walks on his toes a lot. Not all the time but he does quite a bit

    Is this normal and when would that stop? I tell him to walk witg his feet flat and he will for a minute m I think it's when he is excited too..

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    I used to do that and I'm ok. I think?

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    I thought it would be a short phase though.. when is too long? I have heard of children needing help to keep their feet flat like a brace or something..
    Just worrying as usual

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    I would have it checked out. It can be from shortened calf muscles.

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    My cousin did this as a result of short tendons from memory, I think he had some exercises to do from the physio.

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    Thanks his calve muscles are hard little rocks I thought that was from tippy toeing making them strong

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    It would be good to get him seen by a physio. As I understand it if toe walking is done for too long it can shorten the tendon and they will have a harder time walking flat-footed. Best get professional advice sooner rather than later.

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    Tight calf muscles can cause toe walking, a paediatric physio should be able to give you some advice.

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    Thanks everyone. I'm definitely going to get him checked out now!


 

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