Most children begin walking at 12 to 14 months with their feet flat on the ground. However, some children begin walking on their tip toes instead. "Idiopathic toe walking" is when a child continues to walk on his tip toes beyond two years of age. If your child is still toe walking after the age of two, talk to your doctor about it. Make an appointment sooner if the toe walking is accompanied by tight leg muscles, stiffness in the ankle's Achilles tendon, or a lack of muscle coordination. Learn more about toe-walking here.
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- Melissa Beckstrom, DPT, Physical Therapist, LifeScape