anyone else have a child who walks on their toes? having problems..

Andrea - posted on 08/02/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my son is 3 yrs old, when he began walking around the age of 1 he was walking on his toes. this has not stopped or seem to cause a problem at all in the past. about a week or 2 ago his grandparents took him to a bootery and they pushed down his feet while he was walking to he wouldn't be on his tip toes. they suggested we take him to a podiatrist [which will be a second attempt the first time they told me he will grow out of his toe walking]. ever since going to the bootery he continues to complain how bad his feet hurt him. he had an appointment with a podiatrist today which has been cancelled until aug 9, but i hate seeing my son in so much pain..does anyone have anything helpful hints as to how to make him more comfortable until we can see a doctor and get him checked out?

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Andrea - posted on 08/02/2012

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mainly toes, and when he is standing in place he goes onto the balls of his feet. autism was ruled out before, and my sister-in-law works with autistic children and sees no signs of it at all. i did do a little research and saw how it can be related to autism, muscular dystrophy, a form of cerebral palsy, or a short achilles tendon. he wasnt a preemie and never really walked flat footed at all so i dont this it would be muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy..didnt find anything on how to ease some of the pain online either =[

Chaya - posted on 08/02/2012

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I don't know what a bootery is, but that may be irrelevant.
Is he waling on his toes, or on the balls of his feet? My experience is that children who have autism tend to do that. Not saying that's the case, but it's a possibility. I would recommend that you google it, it could be that there is something else I'm not aware of, and you should make a list of questions to ask the podiatrist, google would be a good place to start.
The podiatrist is a good start too

Chaya - posted on 08/02/2012

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I don't know what a bootery is, but that may be irrelevant.
Is he waling on his toes, or on the balls of his feet? My experience is that children who have autism tend to do that. Not saying that's the case, but it's a possibility. I would recommend that you google it, it could be that there is something else I'm not aware of, and you should make a list of questions to ask the podiatrist, google would be a good place to start.
The podiatrist is a good start too

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