When do I do something about toe walking...*edit*.
Sorry I didn't make it very clear what my question is.... We know my son is autistic. We are just waiting on an evaluation. I'm just wondering how long they can walk on their toes like he does before he starts to develops problems? He toe walks all day long and rarely walks flat footed.
My son does not have a dx yet. He's 25 months & toe walks all the time, even with shoes on. I'm not really sure how long its been going on as I was blind to it until about 2 weeks ago.
When do I worry about how this is negatively affecting his feet, tendons, etc? I was reading about how some kids need surgery to correct problems from this. I just noticed the other day that he has deep splits under each pinky toe from toe walking so much lately. They are still open and I'm washing them and putting peroxide on them but i worry it will get infected if it can't heal.
Should I talk to the Dr about this? Do they have braces to keep him from toe walking?