LyRanda - posted on 03/12/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
My 8yr old son is a tip toe walker and has been for awhile but not since he was a toddler like some. He was born at 36 weeks and I have read that this could be related to being born early. I think as he gets older it is getting worse. I took him to the pediatrician and she said he will need surgery and set up an appt. with the orthopedic surgeon. My problem is that she didn't do any test just looked at his feet and said his achilies tendons were really tight. As I have researched I have seen things it can be related to (or caused by) like CP but he doesn't have any other problems. I will not let them do surgery until we try some other treatment options but I am wondering if I should take him to see a different Dr. to see if they think they should run some other tests. Also are there any certain questions you would ask both Dr.s. Thanks for all reply's.