Jessica - posted on 09/09/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )
HI, Im pretty new around here and just had a question. My autistic son who is 7, has been toe walking since he started to walk. Ive read on site on the internet that toe walking needs to be corrected because it can cause tightening of the achillies tendon (the one on the back of the ankle) I feel like a broken record when I have to keep saying Isaac, walk on your feet, or I am constantly putting pressure on the top of his shoulders to make him walk on his flat feet. I asked him one day why he walks on his toes, and he told me that it hurts on his flat feet. I dont know if I should talk to his doctor about it or not. Im sure she is so tired of me calling and bringing him in for things. But I dont want it to hurt him in the long run because Ive read that eventually they have to get the tendon cut and put in casts so that they can walk normally. It causes him to be a total clutz. Hes wobbly, trips easily, and falls all the time. Can someone please help?