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.
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.