child foot disorders

Toddlers Walking On Tip Toes

Many toddlers who are learning how to walk tend to walk on their tip toes. Although most toddlers transition to walking on their whole foot by the age of three, some do not. There are certain neurological conditions that could prevent a toddler from walking on his foot. Conditions such as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy may tighten the calf muscle or change the way it works. However not all children who walk on their toes have a neurological problem. Some toddlers who are completely healthy still choose to walk on their toes; this is called idiopathic toe walking. This condition affects 5% to 12% of healthy children and its causes are unknown.

Toddlers Walking On Tip Toes

Many toddlers who are learning how to walk tend to walk on their tip toes. Although most toddlers transition to walking on their whole foot by the age of three, some do not. There are certain neurological conditions that could prevent a toddler from walking on his foot. Conditions such as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy may tighten the calf muscle or change the way it works. However not all children who walk on their toes have a neurological problem. Some toddlers who are completely healthy still choose to walk on their toes; this is called idiopathic toe walking. This condition affects 5% to 12% of healthy children and its causes are unknown.