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Old 01-10-2013, 03:57 PM   #16
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I developed toe walking after a surgery that caused some nerve damage. Have they done a nerve conductivity study? The nerve damage has also caused the feet to turn inward and the toes to drag (quite a site, toe walking with dragging toes while turned in). I now have braces from hips to toes to correct this. They work fine when wearing them, but the nerve damage also makes wearing shoes and socks and the braces difficult to wear for long periods of time.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:36 PM   #17
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No. I am pretty sure nothing has ever been tested in the past. He has always toe-walked, and I don't believe anyone ever noticed or thought it was an issue (he has so many that they may have let this one slip). I'm concerned that he's not going to be able to continue walking this way now that he is older, taller, heavier, and having to get into the workforce. Now that he's in a work experience position in a store 3 days a week, for 4 hours on each day, he's complaining about his knees cracking, a sore lower back, and sore legs.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:47 AM   #18
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I don't know if your son may be to old to try this, but when my daughter was younger and was toe walking we used a sock like device with a squeaker in the heel (sorry. Can't remember the name) we told her that every step she took should squeak it became a game of sorts. Daughter has ASD/SPD she loved the squeaky noice and over time it seemed to work, she rarely walks on her toes now. With the physio and the squeakers we were lucky she didn't need any surg or injections. Her O.T. Who she works with now for her SPD has noticed the her calf muscles and hamstrings are still quite tight but we are working on those.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:49 PM   #19
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Thanks for the idea. I'm not sure he'd appreciate a squeaking shoe, but I will see about putting the idea in his head. Maybe, with a custom orthodic, and some good shoes, he could learn to take a normal stride from heel to toe. He's willing to try, but he will need time and help.
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