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    My granddaughter is 7.5. She lives out of town so I never realized the severity of her tiptoeing until the last year or so when we began to see each other more. She constantly tip toes and has now (in my opinion) altered her bones and muscles in her calves, ankle and entire foot. Her toes are spread apart, she stands with her legs seperated and feet pointed out, she complains of ankle pain late in the day. We try to remind her to walk "flat", and she gets very frustrated. Her parents have limited ins coverage, limited cash for copays and they live in a rural area with limited health facilities. What do you suggest?





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    Id suggest speaking to the school nurse and seeing what she suggests because thats who picked up my daughters walking up on tip toes but i didnt think it was a problem but have since been referred to physiotherapy and she is waiting for casts to be fitted to try and correct the problem.

    My son is also 13 months and has intoe which come from a twist in the bone from the knee to the ankle. this was picked up by the pediatrician at his 6 weeks check up. He was referred to a physio who he has been seeing ever since. I was given exercises to stretch his feet and try to correct them. He took his first steps at 10months and is now walking very well albeit he does trip more than the average toddler due to his feet. I saw the physio again yesterday who said she is very happy with him and thinks the exercises have really helped him. She also said sometimes with intoe there can also be a tension in the muscles which is causing in which requires a different type of treatment. Your GP should have referred you to a physio as the normal "wont refer until 18 months for not walking" does not apply when they have intoe. I have been told that it is very common and usually corrects itself by the age of 4, but I believe if we hadn't have been doing the exercises for all these months, he may not be walking so well if at all.

    hi im 10 years old and have flat foot my feet are getting better but people make fun of me because the way my feet look and i can't often do indoor P.E also because my little toe's nail but thats nothing to do with my flat foot they also make fun of me because in the sides of my ancles it looks like i have a second ancal and its not just me at school that gets made fun of i have a friend thats got flat foot and he uses insoles like i use to, but we dont know what to do about the making fun ? of and i dont even know if some of the children in my class knows about flat foot .





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    My son is 10 but extremely tall for his age. He also wears a size 9 adult shoe. His left foot is badly banana shaped which impedes his running and football playing. Podiatry have said there is nothing they can do about it because he is very double jointed meaning his ligaments are too flexible. It's not improving and I'm worried his foot will remain as bad into adulthood. Is there anything that can help to straighten his foot ? He already has insteps but this is only to help with his posture.





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    my child has swollen fingers at the bottom of the nail bed. She also has extra bone or lumps under her knuckles. what could this be?





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    Hello,my daughter has been having problem with her hipsince she was one year old I took her for arthrogram when she was four the doctor said nerves are still grow in one leg and her hip bone is not in the socket nothing was done to fixed it my daughter can't walk 100 yards she will be complaining of hip pain and can't walk and her appointment this August I was told she is got mild hip fixed flexion deformity and was told to be having physio which I think she doesn't need this is putting a big strain on me because I still use pushchair for a five year old child because she can't walk far can you advise me on what to do please thank you.





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    I'm currently treating a veruca my son has on his foot but how do you know if its dead?





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    freeze the veruca it wont hurt a bit

    It will blister then you should get to a sage were you can peel the full thing of. Depending of size and age you may get a scar, it may take up to 6 months x

    I have had 5 verrucas on my right foot and i have only got two now. one of them has been there for five years and i have aready seen a doctor. What should i do?





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    I had 7 verrucas and i went to the doctor. The doctor froze it with a high strength freezer gun and i have to apply bazuka every night but they are slowly flaking off and should be gone in 6 weeks time. XxX

    i have had a couple verrucas aswell i have been to the docor and had em frozen and evey night you should file them with a nail file and if you can try and pick it out with nail clipper [:

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    You have to be extremely careful in the first 12mths or so following a scoliosis operation whilst the metalwork and bone graft start to 'fuse'. However, once the fusion has solidified properly you can gradually return to a normal life and everyday activities, then over time increase these to whatever activity you are interested in. I had a metal rod inserted and spinal fusion as corrective treatment for scoliosis at 17 (I'm now 39!), but 2yrs after my surgery I was going to theme parks, skiing, climbing, windsurfing, to name just afew. Yes, if an accident did happen, like a car crash for example, we would be worse off than most people and take longer to 'rebuild' again, but...that's life and I don't let it stop me!

    i'm 14 and i had veruca's on my foot when i was younger. i got them treated and the seemed that they left some red marks which i thought would go away. that was 5 years ago and now there are still there. can anyone help?





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    i walked on my tippy toes on my left foot as a child, and ended up having 4 surgeries to lengthen my bone, and reconstruct my ankle, its not fun :(





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    Hello, I have one leg longer than the other as well, I use a cork heel lift in my right shoe to make my pelvis level. I don't have a spine problem and have no pIn at all. I had three operations as a child, I had the Achilles op and this means I can't move my ankle left or right, but I have not let this stop me from doing any sport. I played football and still referee today. I also had a op at ten years to pin my foot into a flat position as I was walking on the out step of the foot. I have odd size feet as well but I get by.

    I am really worried my ankle has a bow in it I have been walking on my toes for 13 years and has not done anything but I do get lots of pain in my ankles and I cant help it I really need to find out how I can fix it its not embarrassing to me but it is really worrying me that fact that my ankle could snap if I don't fix it

    Hi have just read your story, you should see your GP and ask for a second opinion. My son was born with bilateral tallipes, he had his first tendon op when he was 4 months old and a further 2 by the time he was 5. the hospital did no more for him just a yearly check up. telling me he would be ok. when he was 13 i took him to our gp as he was getting a lot of pain in his feet. he told me he wasnt happy and sent me to another hospital (southampton). Within 6 months under a different consultant he had been operated on and a Spacial Frame fitted to correct the foot. he later had plates inserted to help correct the knees and last year had more surgery and another frame fitted to further corect the foot/ankle. Ask your GP about the Spacial Frame, and don't let them fog you off about age or anything else.There was children of all ages having this procedure whilst we were there, babies right up to teenagers. Maybe if our son had had the procedure earlier his foot wouldn't have been as bad as it was. They can also lengthen limbs with the same procedure. The procedure corrected our sons foot and has improved his walking and quality of life dramatically. You are right to be concerned about your daughters pelvis and back, kids are resilient and adapt, but our son suffered from bad backs and cramps, now because his posture is now good he no longer suffers from the back aches and his spine should now be uneffected because his hips are level therefore his back his straight.

    my 10 year old son is autistic and has allways walked on tiptoe ,over the past few days we have noticed that he has started to walk with a limp ,we did think maybe it was because of a cut he has on his foot ,however the school nurse phoned me today and said because he is a tip toe walker it would be a good idea to get this checked out ,as he could of strained his ankle ,but how do I go about this ......both me and the school nurse do not know how to go about this





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    My 4 year old son also has autism and walks on his tip toes. We were worried if this would affect the way his feet would develop so we spoke to his paediatrician who referred him to be seen by a podiatrist. Maybe you could do the same?

    My 5 year old has walked on tip toes since she started walking, whether wearing shoes or not. I got her to the GP who referred her for physio, they said her calf muscles were very strong for a child of her age which isn't normal, and recommended splints, known as ankle foot ortheses (AFOs). She had them fitted today, and along with physiotherapy I'm hoping this problem corrects itself within the next few years. Please please take this seriously for your child's sake, get a 2nd opinion if you have to fight for your child.





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    i am 13 years old and i have walked on my tip-toes since i could walk i have had the splints (which never worked)the cast (never worked) i had botox (it worked for about 3 months) and i have googled the tip toe walking and it says if these do not work then there is a surgery which loosens the ahilles tendon and if ok they leave the hospital the same day but the were a cast for six weeks and a ankle-foot orthosis is worn for several months hope all well goes for your daughter :)

    Hi. My daughter who is nearly 9 has 'club foot' which was picked up off a routine scan when i was 20 weeks pregnant. At a few weeks old the hospital did the ponseti method until she was 9 months which is when she had an operation to release the achilles tendon. Then when she was 5 she had another operation, which i cannot remember the full name of the procedure but i believe they threaded the tendon through the bone to try and pull it further around (i may not be quite right about this but think it was something along those lines). Anyway the foot still isn't right although obviously better than from when she was tiny. She has a size difference of 2 shoe sizes, her leg is shorter than her other and the build is a lot weaker and leg thinner. As she is getting older, she is becoming more aware and concious of her condition and I have been told by her consultant that there is nothing more that they can do and it is all part of her condition. I am concerned about the leg length as am thinking the other leg may compensate and it may cause any future problems perhaps with her pelvis being out of line or something like that. I have tried to get a second opinion but this has been not successful and am hoping somebody can be extra information and guidance. Many Thanks





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    Hi have just read your story, you should see your GP and ask for a second opinion. My son was born with bilateral tallipes, he had his first tendon op when he was 4 months old and a further 2 by the time he was 5. the hospital did no more for him just a yearly check up. telling me he would be ok. when he was 13 i took him to our gp as he was getting a lot of pain in his feet. he told me he wasnt happy and sent me to another hospital (southampton). Within 6 months under a different consultant he had been operated on and a Spacial Frame fitted to correct the foot. he later had plates inserted to help correct the knees and last year had more surgery and another frame fitted to further corect the foot/ankle. Ask your GP about the Spacial Frame, and don't let them fog you off about age or anything else.There was children of all ages having this procedure whilst we were there, babies right up to teenagers. Maybe if our son had had the procedure earlier his foot wouldn't have been as bad as it was. They can also lengthen limbs with the same procedure. The procedure corrected our sons foot and has improved his walking and quality of life dramatically. You are right to be concerned about your daughters pelvis and back, kids are resilient and adapt, but our son suffered from bad backs and cramps, now because his posture is now good he no longer suffers from the back aches and his spine should now be uneffected because his hips are level therefore his back his straight.

    ive got a similar thing with my right foot.its alot smaller and wider than the left....im now 35...when i was younger it never botherd me..as ive got older im embarrest about it...but now it hurts when im on my feet for 20 mins ..and the pain shoots up my leg,and ankle hurts aswell..anyone one no of anything to help...ive made an appointment today...for next week.to see what a doctor might think and can do....i no its diffrent for everyone....pics ive seen of feet aint like mine...i had opps when i was young,i remember been in plaster and wearing a silly big boot ..





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    i have the same and im 17

    ive had these verrucas on my foot for over 1year now ive got 5 on my left foot and one on my right foot and seem to keep getting them ive tryed the bazuka cream but its not working - im so embarrased about it but dont know what to do :( someone please help





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    I am 22 and also have being sucking my thumb since I can remember I do it in front of friends family im not bothered I see it as if you dont like it lump it im not hurting anyone so why should I stop my dentist has never commented on my teeth and my finger is not deformed I just love doing it and will not give it up for anything.





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    my 11 year old daughter has also walked on her tip toes since 2. She also spent alot of time sitting on floor with her weight on her ankkles. She now has very thick ankles, on top of foot feels like extra bone growing. She cannot stand with her feet together with out falling backwards, if she stands against a wall, ie when having her height measurd she cannot get her heels on the floor at all with out having her legs wide apart. We have been to docs and are waiting for an appointment with podiatry.She cannot bemnd her ankles upwards at all. I would like to what type of tyreatment she will have to go through as I know just by looking at her feet that physio alone will not do a thing, please help?





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    My son had been walking on his toes since he was four. As he got older his feet; especially the left foot began to turn in. By a chance encounter with a mom who's son had the same issue I learned that it may be because of a spinal misalignment. I took him to a pro adjuster chiropractor and sure enough his X-ray showed a significant misalignment at the base of the spine to the coccyx and pelvic bone. After just one adjustment he was walking with straight feet and heel to toe striking. He had six adjustment total with permenant results! Btw... I didn't find out that a chiropractor could help him until he was 12 years old. Don't wait that long to see if they might be able to help your son.

    hi my son is six months and he is not banana footed,... but his left foot is turned outwards and the right foot is normal, sometimes his left foot is straight and sometimes it is not especially wen he is standing and holding on.....any advice??





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    I'm 14 and was born with a club foot on my right side. I'm to scared to tell my friends at school as they will just laugh and can't tell the teachers as I'm ashamed of what I have, I also have 6 scars on my foot, and a big dip on the out side of my foot which can be noticed easily, which is why I hate doing gym with no socks or shoes. I struggle to tell anyone. I tell my mum my problems that I have in school, but nobody seems to understand apart from the people who have it. My right foot is smaller and it really irritates me, when I have new shoes and my left (size9) fits fine but my right (size5-6) doesnt, so as you can tell there's a big difference.





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    Hi 'True'. I also have club foot on the right. My left foot being size 9-10 and the right being about 7. I'm now 31 and it's never stopped me doing things. I was pretty good at skateboarding and inline skating back in the day! Some days the pain is awful and I can barely walk on it, but most the time it's fine as long as I ALWAYS wear an orthotic insole from the hospital. I even wear it in my slippers around the house because if I don't the next day I will be in pain. I also have the 'big dip' and a scar from my big toe to the top of my sock. I also have one calf muscle much smaller than the other and in my twenties found out my leg was also about 2cm shorter than the other. Anyway, don't worry about what people think! The thing that annoys me most is how boring it is having to explain every time. Maybe tell people you were bitten by a shark on holiday (I've done that before) and see their reaction. Once you told them once they tend to forget about it and move on. Sometimes best to make a joke out of it first before they do. Maybe draw a smailey face in the dimple, then when you have to do gym, everyone will ask and laugh once.. tell them what it is and that it doesn't hold you back, then they will say 'fair enough' and you won't have to explain again :)It's not that uncommon, so it's likely there is someone else in your school with the same probs. Good luck.. Jim

    I was born with club foot im now 35 my foot wad operated on wen I was 6hrs old they took out my calf muscle and did something to my accilies tendon this as left me with no movement wat so.ever to my left foot my left leg is shorter than my right I have a step in my spine and a curved spine im in absolute agony day n night and was wandrring if any1 else has the same as me as I know a few peeps who had club foot but no 1 with 1 leg longer or spine probs





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    I am 25 and I'm having all the problems you just mentioned I am in agony at the moment especially during the colder weather I can barely walk as my foot seizes up. I have terrible back pain and after carrying full term twins its only got worse!

    I was under greater and street hospital and when I turned 16 I was discharged as i was no longer a child. I went to my GP as I was suffering from terrible back pain as well as the pain in my foot and he referred me to an orthopedist and they told me I have curvature of the spine and a tilted pelvis due to my club foot. I had a special inner sole made as i have one leg shorter than the other. I had my first operation at aged 17 months and loads in between and my last operation at aged 15 years. But I can honestly say the pain I'm experiencing now is the worst I have experienced since being born with this condition.

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    My daughter has club foot on one foot one foot is a size 5 & the other is 6 and the DLA are not interested in helping with me having to buy different size shoes , would Like to know if I could get help as it is a medical problem .





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    Hi there I am 29 and have had club foot since birth, I know there is not any help out there for shoes, I have the same problem, I tend to buy the shoes at the same size and put an insole in the shoe, that tends to help

    what about adults? i never had corrective treatment as my nerves are damaged so i am 38 and have got by with both feet deformed doing manual work on my feet for 12 hours. i now have hip pain, back pain, my knees are in a bad way and walking is painful. do i qualify for dla?





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    Adult ignored. Classic!

    I am 13 years of age and tend to walk on my tiptoes everywhere. I sometimes, but only occasionaly, get pains in my ankle. Is this okay?





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    i get the exact same thing Kira. (i'm also 13) it would be great if anyone had any adivce because the doctors just keep saying it will get better, but it does't!

    i get the exact same thing Kira. (i'm also 13) it would be great if anyone had any adivce because the doctors just keep saying it will get better, but it does't!

    my Daughter is over 2 years old, when she had just started walking at 13months i notice her foot and leg was not as normal. i took her to doctors and they said its properly normally for her age and to bring her back after 2 years of age, she sometimes tipe-toes on one foot. but i orignal thought she may be bow-leg but, but am very confused what it actually is?? her foot turns inwards and the tip-toeing. my doctor jus says wiat and see, but if its something that needs assitance with it i would like to kno before its to late, and would also like it diagonosed.





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    hi there you may wish to seek a 2nd opinion my son has very similar symptoms to your daughter he took his first steps just before his first birthday and at 15months old now he is still having trouble walking because of this intoeing and occasionally even trys to walk on the outside of his foot i consulted with his health visitor after being told numerous times that he'd grow out of it. they immediately sent me to see the dr at the gp practise who has now refered him to a consultant orthopeadic pediatrician as at his age now it is very easily treated

    If your child is only doing this on one side it would be best for you to get them checked by a paediatric physiotherapist. Ask your GP to refer.

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