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Toe walking

(12 Posts)
Pinkjenny Fri 16-Sep-11 12:40:56

Have posted this before, but my 21 month old ds is toe walking. He has walked since he was 10 months old, but I am noticing it more and more. I was under the impression it was reasonably common, but everyone I ask has never experienced it. I would say he is on his tip toes half the time, and it happens more when he is barefoot.

Am waiting for the HV to call, but my friend who is a HV is not concerned as is able to put all his weight down.

I am the anxious type, so be gentle.

belledechocchipcookie Fri 16-Sep-11 19:19:59

I'd pop him to the GP, there may be a problem with his calf muscles, they could be too tight. It's not normal for children this age to walk on their tip toes.

Pinkjenny Fri 16-Sep-11 20:07:32

HV begged to differ, I'm afraid.

belledechocchipcookie Fri 16-Sep-11 20:09:36

It's up to you. I'd take him to the GP though, HV's can be wrong.

Pinkjenny Fri 16-Sep-11 20:10:18

He is being checked in October anyway, so he will be seen then smile

belledechocchipcookie Fri 16-Sep-11 20:12:47

www.netdoctor.co.uk/ate/childrenshealth/206307.html

TheOriginalFAB Fri 16-Sep-11 20:14:28

You need to get him referred to a physio. My son did this and it was an issue.

Pinkjenny Fri 16-Sep-11 20:15:34

Thanks ever so much for that. We are doing exactly what is suggested, having him checked by the HV. Also, my ds can put his weight down on both feet.

Pinkjenny Fri 16-Sep-11 20:16:52

Really Fab? What did they say? How was it corrected? Did he ever put his weight down?

TheOriginalFAB Fri 16-Sep-11 20:32:08

He wasn't allowed to sit on his W which basically means he was knelt on his knees with his bottome down making an upside down W. Lately he has had some osteopathy sessions too and he is fine now.

lisad123 Mon 19-Sep-11 21:35:40

Dd2 does this, they arent sure if it's the hypo-mobility or the autism but physio has had to give her special boots.
Do insist on physio referral from gp

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 19-Sep-11 21:40:59

I would definitely see your GP about it and enquire re: a physio referral.

Health Visitors have to cover a huge array of things and so (this is not meant in a derogatory way) are Jack of all trades. Physios are a lot more specialised in things such as this so it would be worth getting your ds seen.

BTW I find it strange that we see so many HV bashing threads, and so few like this where the OP is happy to accept the HV's opinion.

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