Embarrassing Bodies Kids: Episode 3

Tip-toe walking

It’s hard to know what to expect when your baby begins moving around, for advice on what should happen and when see our Development Milestones app. Three year old Cody will only walk on tip-toe, this may be a result of short tendons in the ankle, or a sign of cerebral palsy or autism. In Cody’s case it is a simple bad habit, so podiatrist Steve Lions gives Cody some insoles in an effort to bring the ground up to his feet, and two months later the treatment has vastly improved his walk.

The EB team would like to thank:
Steve Lyons, Podiatrist
UK Podiatry, Manchester

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My daughter is 13 she tip toes finds it hard and painful to walk ok n her heels do u have any diagnoses of why she tip toes?





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Iv been tryin to get my son special shoes for over a year now he is right up high on his toes, he has seen specialist at derby hospital we discused options of physio and night splints i that fails then shoes then plasta cast if all els fails the op :-/ we attended physio he has made bit improvement so when we went back to the specialist and opted for the shoes we had date to go and be fitted, went we got there the lady said he would not benefit as he is still to high but he was playing a game with her and pushin against her. He is now 2and a half and going to see specialist doc this week and goin to demand the shoes and he tell the lady who does it he must have them, his ankles are bein pushed sideways and his toes are goin same way now im realy not happy with that lady at derby hospital.





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My grandaughter lives in Germany. She has been diagnosed with tip toe syndrome. One of the treatments that the German Doctors have talked about is Botox injections either in the the tendonj or the muscle. What is your opinion on this type of treatment and could it be dangerous in any way. Are there any long term effects to worry about





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my 8 year old girl walks on her tip toes and finds it quite painful to walk heel to toe,should i see a docter, or just keep correcting her to walk flat on her feet.





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definatley see your doctor my 14yr old son had his heel cords lengthened last year to stop him toe walking great sucess sorry i didnt have it done when he was younger

I am 32 and i still walk like this, it feels more natural to me and i end up with leg cramps when trying to walk flat. I am otherwise fit and well.





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my 10mth od son has had diarrhea for 6wks the doctor has prescribed medicines which havent worked he only drinks 5fl oz of water a day which the doc isnt worried about as he is well in himself, the doctor said hes had a viral infection which has damaged his bowel lining but that needs to repair itself and he is temporarily lactose intolerant please help





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