Is toe-walking in children something to worry about?

Concern for a child toe-walking is a common reason that parents consult a podiatrist or other health professional. Children who toe-walk usually fall into one of four broad categories: Neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy; Autism spectrum disorder; Clubfoot; Idiopathic (meaning no definable cause) toe-walking. The first three categories are usually picked up in early childhood, however toe-walking may be one of the first clues for autism spectrum disorder. Children with autism spectrum disorder may prefer to walk on their toes as they receive less feedback when only a small part of their foot (i.e. their forefoot) is touching the ground. Children are placed in the final category, i

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