Statements that just happen to some parents who are monitoring the development of their children. You don’t need to worry too much because every child who experiences walking on tiptoe will walk normally. The following is a review of the walking tiptoe in children. Tiptoeing is a condition in which the child walks on the toes of the toes. Tiptoeing on a child who is learning to walk is a natural transition phase.
When the child learns to walk, your child’s heel will first touch the floor then the feet to the tips of the toes. The brain provides information that there is a barrier so that the child will change the speed or direction so that it causes your child to wobble to the side and to the right in the course of learning to walk in this child.
Generally, the tiptoe phase in children will disappear by itself at the age of 24-30 months. So that your child will actually step on the floor, so that tiptoe is only a learning process. However, if your child continues to walk on tiptoes and is no longer in the learning process to walk. Even when you ask your child to walk normally on tiptoes, you should find out, it is feared that there is an abnormality that causes tiptoeing, namely cerebral palsy, autism, muscle dystophy or other nerve muscle disorders.
One of the disorders that cause walking on tiptoe is shortening of the tendon achiles. This occurs due to the growth process of the Achilles tendon so that it becomes short. The Achilles tendon connects the heel with the calf muscles, causing a shortening.
Walking on tiptoe can also be a disorder due to cases of cerebral palsy due to loss of coordination in the body movement system so that the muscles pull together. This is because the back side of the calf muscle is dominant compared to the front side and the resultant occurs in the heel that is pulled up. Furthermore, in the case of muscle dystrophy where there is muscle damage due to deficiency of enzyme dystrophy. This disorder is hereditary caused by the father.
In other cases tiptoeing can be caused by autistic disorders which cause the child’s ability to communicate and interact. Until now, the mechanism of autism which causes walking on toe is still under further research. Well, for those of you, after getting to know the normal and abnormal conditions of walking on tiptoe can be seen after your child is able to walk. It is important for you to walk properly so that you don’t make it a habit for your child.
The following are important points that can be made to learn to walk:
- Create a safe environment so that the child is teetering and about to step foot in no doubt. You can prevent your child from objects that endanger him.
- Choosing the right shoes so that they fit properly and don’t loosen up will make them comfortable learning to walk.
- Foster self-confidence when learning to walk. When learning to walk your child falls down and is not confident about walking. You should regain his confidence by encouraging him to learn to walk.