I would like to know if there is any one in this network who has a toe walker and how you have been treated or reduce it?

tags: Toe walker Sensory issues Physical therapist Orthopedist

posted about 2 years ago by A MyAutismTeam User

My son is a toe walker. He is receiving physical therapy for this and other issues. We have seen some improvement, but he still needs to be reminded with verbal… read more

posted about 2 years ago

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My daughter has been walking on her toes from the days she starting taking her first steps. She has HUGE sensory issues with her feet. Physical therapy evaluation was… read more

posted about 2 years ago

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That is wonderful @kenziemom09. My son's toe walking is getting worse. I have to constantly remaind him to flat his feet. He is doing PT and OT for this problem and we… read more

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My daughter was a toe walker. We used AFO braces (the style that stop at the ankle) to promote her balance and correct her gait. We were also informed that her toe… read more

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@ZenMom @EthanMom , now you have me nervous with mind wandering for when we start PT, I never even had corrective leg braces on my mind. I wouldn't even know where to… read more

posted about 2 years ago

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@KenziesMom09, no need to be nervous. The braces my daughter wears during the day are not restrictive and blend in with her regular shoes and the night-time braces… read more

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My son still toe walks at age 16. I noticed he does this less when he's wearing shoes. I think you don't need to worry about this too much unless he does it… read more

posted about 2 years ago

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@Jill-Longenecker can you elaborate more on those special shoe that roll him back?

Ok! The issue w/toe walking for my child is really bad. His tendons are really tight… read more

posted about 2 years ago

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@ethanmom - I will call my friend and find out about the shoes.

posted about 2 years ago

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Only when he doesn't like the texture of the ground...me too!

posted about 2 years ago

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My son is a constant tie walker. Dr said only surgery will help at this point ( he'll be 5). We r struggling in a decision. He could still toe walk even after surgery… read more

posted about 1 year ago

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MorganL. My son continues toe walking, but his tendors aren't tie at this point since he received PT or about 6 months for it. He got Botox injection and he is wearing… read more

posted about 1 year ago

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Thanks! Ethanmom. I'm going to get a second opinion of course ( or more, ha) he has no dorsiflexion to work with and is so tight that's why dr recommends surgery. I… read more

posted about 1 year ago

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When I took my son to his 1st orthopedic appointment, his Doctor didn't give me hope. She wanted surgery right away. Then I did my research I found the serie casting… read more

posted about 1 year ago

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Second opinion said orthotic shies& inserts r a waste of time. Surgery would fix it or I could do NOTHING at all! He said my sin would grow normally without… read more

posted about 1 year ago

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Sorry hit add too soon! Anyway I have a hard time believing that he won't have any problems later in life if he continues to always walk this way. I'm getting another… read more

posted about 1 year ago

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@ethanmom - I'm sorry I did not follow up and give you the information about the shoes. I have been unable to reach my friend. But I remember looking closely at the… read more

posted about 1 year ago

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