My grandson of 14 months is walking around with the aid of holding each hand..but stay on his tip toes all the time..the only time he puts his full foot down is when he stands still...i think this is because he was left in his Walker for long periods of time. Has anyone experienced the same problem? more importantly will he grow out of it? and should we be seeing someone about it.
Mention it to the health visitor because it can be a symptom of other things.
Don't worry too much, though. There is something called idiopathic toe-walking where there are no other symptoms.
My grandfather, father, me and DS are all idiopathic toe-walkers. It can cause some problems with balance and can result in shortened Achilles tendons, which can lead to hip or back pain long term. The best professional advice for your grandson would come from a paediatric podiatrist.
My dgs did this when he first leared to walk and we were woried as another dgs has asd and toe walking can be a symptom but not on its own.dgs is now 2.8 and a brighter bonnier child you couldnt hope for-and he only stands on tip toe if asked to.Dont worry one little bit.Mention to hv but I am sure it is ok.
This may sound bizarre, but my friends little boy did this. He was very constipated and she took hi to a cranial osteopath who said this was why he walked on his toes - something to do with 'blockage in bowel'. He massaged the lower back and abdomen and hey presto, he was off his tippy toes and the rest was sorted too. Just came to mind when I read the title of your thread.