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Toe Walking

My daughter is almost 20 months old and has been walking since before she turned one.  She walks each and every minute her eyes are open, except for meal time.  Lately, I have been noticing that she is walking on her tippy toes.  It is not a constant occurrence though, I have noticed it more and more.

Toe walking before three years old is common and generally normal. Often children will toe walk for months while learning to walk.

Older children that constantly toe walk should be evaluated. Causes of toe walking include cerebral palsy, spina bifida, leg length discrepancies and learned habit. Most children with abnormal causes of toe walking will have other symptoms. Is she developing normally in other areas? Does she have significant constipation? Does she have a dimple in her lower back over her spinal cord?

If your daughter doesn’t have any of the “red flags” and toe walks intermittently it is likely a habit. Ask her doctor to evaluate her heel cords (Achilles tendons) and gait at her next visit.

 

Written March 2012 by
Dr. Gordon, Orlando Pediatrician

 

 

 

 

 

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