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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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Calf muscle-tendon lengths before and after Tendo-Achilles lengthenings and gastrocnemius lengthenings for equinus in cerebral palsy and idiopathic toe walking.
They thought he may have idiopathic toe walking at first, but the Harewood Primary School pupil was later diagnosed with CP.
This edition has a new appendix of apps, 70 new photos, 50 new activities, updated activities, and new chapters on increasing arches of the foot, decreasing external rotation of the hips, decreasing internal rotation of the hips, and addressing toe walking.
Almost all of these kids will stop toe walking by age three and really don't need a referral or any further tests, though sometimes, if the exam isn't quite right, then an orthopedic evaluation can be a good idea.
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.
A family history of toe-walking ranges from 30% to 71% in the literature and is considered a characteristic of idiopathic toe walking.
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.
Abnormalities of gait with toe walking were observed in 25 CMT patients (73.
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.