Answer by jennifer588 at 12:56 PM on Jun. 17, 2010
Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 12:57 PM on Jun. 17, 2010
This is something that you really need to be discussing with the appropriate professionals not cafemoms.
Answer by beeky at 1:51 PM on Jun. 17, 2010
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Answer by Dyndudes at 4:07 PM on Jun. 17, 2010
My daughter wore orthotics from the the time she started walking up until she turned 7; did P/T from the time she was 3 months old until 7 years of age. Our orthopaedic specialists wanted to do the serial casting w/botox for our daughter but we opted not to do it because it was described to us as a semi-permanent solution ... more permanent than wearing orthotics but it would not be as permanent as surgery (which wasn't even an option in my opinion). Sounds like your child's issues may be impacting him/her more than what we experienced with our DD. Sorry I can't be of more help.
Answer by FootballMom85 at 5:13 PM on Jun. 17, 2010
You'll need a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. A normal ped is NOT going to help you. My son was/is a toe walker. His official diagnoses is ITW (idiopathic toe walking). Last summer 2009 he had all kinds of testing done on his legs. EMG, MRI, x-rays, etc. In the end we were given 2 options serial casting with botax or surgery. We opted for surgery because if the serial casting failed we would have to to do surgery anyways. His surgery was cut and lengthen both tendon in both of his legs. Prior to surgery he could NOT stand flat footed. Today he stands and walks flatfooted. He STILL wears AFO and will have to wear them for the next 2-3 years. I've documented all of this on my blog. This is the link to my latest post about his my son's toe walking. It has links to other postings as well.
Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 5:46 PM on Jun. 17, 2010
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