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Walking on Tiptoes

Monday, October 10th, 2011 3:20 pm | By Stephanie Woo

Why is my child walking on tiptoes?

It is very common for toddlers to walk on tiptoes when they start walking. A couple weeks into it, they will start walking on the soles of their feet. If they don’t, it generally means they have very tight and short Achilles Tendon, that’s why they can’t put their foot flat. The best thing to do is to massage their Achilles tendon. Start with a gentle massage and then get a little deeper. If it is very severe, the child might need surgery. However, start with a good massage and see if that helps.

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