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Walking on tiptoes. Should I worry?

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typhoonsmum Sat 23-Aug-08 19:13:13

Feel as I only come on here when I have a concern but can you all help put my mind at ease again please.
My son James (12 mos) was born with Talipes. The treatment for that is going well and physio and orthopaedics are pleased with him.
The worry I have at the moment is that James is cruising round the furniture with no problems has been for about 2 months. He doesn't seem to take the next step to walk. When he walks with a push along walker or when you hold both his hands he seems to be walking on his tiptoes. He can put his heels to the floor and has stood solo for about 20 seconds. Is this normal. Do children normally start walking on tiptoes and eventually put the full foot on the floor or is it part of his Talipes and will need to be addressed.
I'm going to phone the physio department on Tuesday and ask but just want an idea of whether it's anything to worry about!

suiledonn Sat 23-Aug-08 19:16:58

Hi Typhoonsmum, don't know anything about Talipes but when my dd started walking she did it on tiptoes. I was told not to worry as she could physically put her feet flat on the ground. As she got more confident she began to walk normally although she still loves to 'tippy walk' as we call it.

FanjolinaJolly Sat 23-Aug-08 19:20:32

Hi Typhoons mum.Can I suggest you post this on SN,I know there are a few mums with children with talipes on there,as I often post in the sn section myself.They are very helpful

typhoonsmum Sat 23-Aug-08 19:23:37

Is SN Special Needs? Never thought of trying there!

FanjolinaJolly Sat 23-Aug-08 19:56:17

Yes,special needs section.They are lovely

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