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TOE WALKING

Toe Walking

What is toe walking?

Toe walking is a condition that can occur in childhood where the child walks on their toes, placing little weight on the heel or any other part of the foot and usually there is no associated pain.

Children commonly will walk on their toes, especially when they are learning to walk between the ages of 10 to 18 months with some children continuing to walk on their toes until they are 2 or 3 years of age.

 

Common causes

Toe walking may be caused by a variety of reasons; it may be due to muscle or nerve problems, development delay/disabilities or simply habitual and idiopathic.

If you are concerned please get an assessment by our physiotherapist to determine if further tests will be required.

For more information please view our Fact Sheet below: