Suara.com – Toe walking is still normal for children aged 12 to 15 months who are just learning to walk, because they are still not able to position their feet properly.
Generally, parents don’t have to worry about their child’s habit of walking on tiptoe until the age of 2 years. Because, walking with feet that tread completely correctly does require a process.
However, children who tiptoe up to the age of 5 years with a frequency that is too frequent need to be watched out for. Because it was reported from Bright Side, children who walk on tiptoe up to the age of 5 years or older may have the following conditions.
1. Specific health problems
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If your child doesn’t stop toe-walking after age 2, you may need to see a doctor. Check the condition of the child’s feet first to make sure they have tight leg muscles or not, stiffness in the Achilles tendon or not and have difficulty with coordination or not.
2. Muscular dystrophy
Muscular dystrophy is a genetic condition that can be diagnosed by examining the muscles of a child’s legs and feet. In this case, their muscles are usually weak and stop developing. If your child is used to walking in a straight line in a normal pattern and then starts toe walking, this may be due to muscular dystrophy.
3. Spinal cord abnormalities
The spinal cord is a neurological disorder, because it can cause limitation of movement in the spinal cord. This condition occurs when the spinal cord connects to the tissue around the spine, such as at its base.
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Problems with the spinal cord can also be the cause of a child walking toe. This condition does make it difficult for them to walk straight and feel pain when walking normally.
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