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Old 07-06-2016, 09:37 AM
 
Location: The South
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My son has been a toe walker since he started to walk. He doesn't have any diagnosis' other than idiopathic toe walking. Has anyone ever used chiropractic to try and correct it for themselves or their children?

When he was younger he got AFO's but they didn't help. No one in the family does it. I also read a thread on how the bouncy jumpers and walkers could have contributed. Who knows?


Below, I read this information on another forum and wondered if it could have any substance to it.



I am a pediatric chiropractor and work with this issue often.

Toe walkers almost always got stuck in the birth canal during their birth or they slid out insanely fast and created the same result on the upper neck.

Toe walking is not a normal body function. It shows that the occiput is sitting on the upper neck bone inproperty and/or their pelvis is out.

I would highly suggest seeing a pediatric chiropractor to get their spine properly aligned so they can grow up agile and stress free.
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Paradise
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Have you taken him to an orthopedic specialist?


I would think that if any bones are not "sitting" properly, they would be able to tell that from an x-ray.
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Old 07-06-2016, 12:31 PM
 
Location: The South
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Have you taken him to an orthopedic specialist?


I would think that if any bones are not "sitting" properly, they would be able to tell that from an x-ray.
Yes, when he was about 6 or 7. They did x-rays and said everything looked good. I think they did the xray from the pelvis down.
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:09 PM
 
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Mayo Clinic (several pages on toe walking):

Toe walking - Mayo Clinic

OP - has your child had physical therapy to try & correct the toe walking?
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:08 PM
 
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I've been a "toe walker" all my life. Always on my tiptoes.
Whats wrong with that!!!!
Why would you wanna mess with the natural way he walks...unless it's causing him pain.
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:49 PM
 
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I don't know about toe walking, but our chiropractor fixed my son's pigeon-toes in 10 seconds, that's not even why we were there. He was 4-5 at the time and was always pigeon toed. It started to come back a couple of years later, one more adjustment and fixed for good. He's 30 now.
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Old 07-07-2016, 02:07 PM
 
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^^^I have always walked on my toes. I think it might have actually come about due to having a bar on my feet when I was 3 to correct my "pigeon toes." I still walk on my toes and I'm in my early 40's. I have had issued with the top of my feet hurting so I try to walk on my whole foot if I am thinking about it. I have had people tell me that it is not good and can cause problems later.
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