hi moms i have a problem my son is 18 months and walks on his toes what should i do??

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Cindy - posted on 01/27/2013

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Google this keyword phrase "toe walking autism". There is a lot of information out there from those in a similar situation.

Becky - posted on 01/27/2013

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I was a toe walker for years, and so was my oldest daughter. I actually ended up taking my daughter to the Shriner's Hospital because her feet got so bad. She complained that her heels hurt her if she was flat footed. Come to find out, because of her walking on her toes all the time, the tendon in the back of her foot shortened, and would cause her pain when she was flat on her feet. The therapy involved stretches every night. If that didn't work, she would have to wear splints for a while. Last resort was surgery. Luckily, all we ever had to do was stretches, but it was painful for a while. Good luck.

Dove - posted on 01/27/2013

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Can he stand/walk flat footed? If so... it's most likely just a stage. Pretty much every child I've come in contact with at that age has done some tiptoe walking. Apparently it's fun. ;)

If he can't stand/walk flat footed at all... there could be an issue that needs checked out.

Cindy - posted on 01/27/2013

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You probably already know this but there are links between walking on toes and autism. You should schedule appointments to either rule this out or get a proper diagnosis.

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Nicole - posted on 01/27/2013

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Never! He walk on his when ever he walks and he's been doing that since he could walk

Dove - posted on 01/27/2013

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Something with the legs/heels... I forget what it's called cuz I don't have any personal experience with it.

I'm assuming by you wondering it means he CAN'T stand flat on his feet?

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