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toe walking

Orthopedics A defective gait, in which the Pts walk on 'tip-toes' due to force of habit, congenital tight heel cords or cerebral palsy with mild spasticity

equinus gait

; toe walking pathomechanical gait of childhood, characterized by habitual tiptoe walking; may occur simply from habit, or characterize talipes equinovarus, spasticity or other neuromuscular disorders leading to posterior muscle group contracture, or loss of function of the anterior muscle group of the lower limb
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Common pediatric foot problems can range from pediatric flat foot, toe walking, in-toeing, and flat or high arches to tarsal coalitions and extra bone growth.
Toe walking is a type of condition that can be caused by a variety of different factors, ranging from idiosyncratic habit to profound neu-romuscular disease.
I didn't notice a change in him at first, but then it gave him some help with toe walking,'' she said.
In addition, this decline in developmental level may be associated with the appearance of neurological abnormalities including hyperreflexia, toe walking, tremors, weakness, abnormal muscle tone, and progressive motor dysfunction.
Many children with Autism display self-stimming behaviors such as hand-flapping and toe walking.
Treatments for Idiopathic Toe Walking Based on Child's Age and Severity of Gait Abnormality Most children develop a normal walking pattern, or gait, by age 2.
A review article, "Idiopathic Toe Walking," outlines the appropriate steps for effectively diagnosing and treating pediatric toe walking when the cause of the disorder is unknown.
Not only are the band famous for pure Chicago blues they are also known for Lil' Ed's showmanship,his flying leaps,back--bends, toe walking and unrestrained excitement as he dances on every available surface.
Most people with flat feet will notice their arch will return if they do exercises known as toe walking ask your GP for advice.