Tip Toes

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  1. Hels

    Hels Well-Known Member

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    Im debating taking Charlie to see the Dr. She doesnt walk properly.
    She walks on her tip toes all the time, she doesnt put her feet down properly.

    I remember a friends boy doing this and Im sure he had to see a specialist and he had to have insoles to encourage him to put his feet down properly.

    I have also seen links to toe walking ot cerebral palsy https://www.serendipityforum.co.uk/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif

    Any one know anything about it?? Would you see the Dr?
     
  2. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    My neice walked like that when she first started. she walks fine now.
     
  3. Imi

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    Maddie walks on her toes ....

    xxx
     
  4. bexxie

    bexxie Well-Known Member

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    It may be her heel arches my neice is same but consultant ruled it out and said all normal.

    bless
    bex
     
  5. Hels

    Hels Well-Known Member

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    See Ive done some reading and the wonderful world of the WWW goes fromone extreme to the other. Some reports have said its fine, and there is nothing to be done. Right to the extreme, saying it is a sign of CP, and even f your child is bright in other areas it can still be CP........so WTF???!!!!

    I think Ill have to take her and see for myself. It may just be her muscles ar e a bit tight??
     
  6. Tezzy

    Tezzy Mum of 2 TTCAL

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    my dad still does it sometimes! (ok hes a freak) but my sister did it until about 3yrs old and theyre fine
     
  7. bexxie

    bexxie Well-Known Member

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    My friends boy has CP and the other signs of that are floppiness to the head,sever dribbling and generally poor muscle tone/co-ordination i am sure this would have been picked up on by now they are hot on stuff like this.

    try not to worry and make an appt with G.P coudl just be your tots way of walking for now and is a phase they will outgrow

    bex.x
     
  8. Hels

    Hels Well-Known Member

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    She walked at a year, and has always walked on her tip toes, had hoped over the last 6 months she would have got a bit better.
    Im 100% sure she doesnt have CP, she hit all milestones on time or early, and is bright as a button! It just is crazy how the info can be from one extreme to the other.
     
  9. RachieH

    RachieH Well-Known Member

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    hels

    I'd put my life on it not being CP.

    I've heard of this before and its very common - Its usually down to tight tendons in the backs of the ankles or calfs.
    My Nephew had the same problem and it resulted in the affectionate name of "Tommy Tippee Tippee Toes" for a few years.
    He wasn't reffered to a specialist until he was 5yrs old because no-one realised it was a problem and assumed it was something he would grow out of. Its a very common problem and often very easily rectifyable.
    When he saw a specialist he was shown some special exercises to help loosen the tendons. He had to do these every evening, and in time he learnt to walk normally and no further treatment was required.

    I would take Charlie to your GP because the sooner you start these exercises the sooner the problem can be rectified.
     
  10. Hels

    Hels Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Rach!

    Im also certain it isnt CP, but it was just one of many things google came up with!!

    I will make an appoinment next week.

    Thanks for your advice
     
  11. danielle19

    danielle19 Well-Known Member

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    hi hels
    my neice does this and has just been to a specialist and it was that her tendons are too short !
    we first noticed there was a problem when she said to me whats wrong with my toe
    it was curled under and a bit squint
    took her to hospital thought it was broken but turned out her tendens are too short and would have to be cut and stiched back together ( knocked out for op)
    have they ruled this out for charlie?
    hope this helps hun x
     
  12. Hels

    Hels Well-Known Member

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    It has got a wee bit better, although we havent seen any one yet about it. I am gonna make an apointment with HV 1st.
    Thanks for that.
     
  13. danielle19

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    no probs hun x
    let me know how it goes x
     

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