Toe Walking & Toddlers Walking on Tiptoes | Elite Podiatry
Toe walking refers to a child walking predominantly on their tiptoes, with the heel lifting the ground early or not touching it at all. Learn how Elite Podiatry can help!
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Toe Walking

What is toe walking?

 

Refers to your child walking predominantly on their tiptoes, with the heel lifting the ground early or not touching it at all. Some causes can include the following:

 

  • Habit
  • Shortened or tight calf muscle
  • Neurological conditions (eg. Cerebral Palsy)
  • Over-active stretch reflex of the calf muscle, or
  • Heel pain

 

How to treat toe walking?

 

It is important to have your child appropriately assessed by one of our expert podiatrists at Elite Podiatry to determine the cause and treat it accordingly.