TOE WALKING (Tip Toe Walking)
Toe-walking (tip toe walking) refers to individual walking on his/her toe or the ball of the foot, common in children who are just beginning to walk (up to age of 2).
What causes toe walking?
It is a habit that develops when a child is learning to walk. However, it becomes a concern if toe walking continues passed the age of 2. This could be due to several factors: tight leg muscles, stiffness in the Achilles tendon or a lack of muscle coordination. It can also be related to existing medical problems such as cerebral palsy and autism.
Treatment may involve therapy, casting or special footwear.