heel-toe gait

heel-toe gait

A term for a normal gait in which the heel of the foot strikes the surface first, followed by rolling to the ball and then to the toes, which provide the pushoff; these phases are then repeated on the opposite foot.
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By modified daf grading 80% of patients in our study had good-to-excellent results, 43 patients (86%) in our study had normal heel-toe gait after surgery; 15 patients developed inversion deformity of foot and 5 patients developed talonavicular collapse.
In our study, 7 patients had high stepping gait and the rest 43 patients had normal heel-toe gait.
When people walk, they walk with a heel-toe gait so their heels hit the ground and then roll forward to their toes.
When subjects walked without an AFO (shoes only), initial contact by the subjects with hemiplegia was with the entire foot at once, or forefoot first and then the heel, rather than the "heel-toe gait" exhibited by nondisabled ambulators.
Late onset tiptoe walking--defined as tiptoeing which begins 4 or more months after a heel-toe gait has been established-usually indicates a neuromuscular problem such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, or a spinal cord anomaly, and requires evaluation by a pediatric neurologist, Dr.
Late onset tiptoe walking--defined as tiptoeing which begins 4 or more months after a heel-toe gait has been established-usually indicates a neuromuscular problem such as CharcotMarie-Tooth disease, Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, or a spinal cord anomaly, and requires evaluation by a pediatric neurologist.