Toe walking, a condition in which a person walks on the toes or ball of the foot, is most often seen in young children learning to walk. A child who does not outgrow toe walking in early childhood should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon. Toe walking may be idiopathic (habitual) or it can be caused by a shortened Achilles tendon (equinus deformity) often associated with a neurological or muscular disorder.

Information provided by The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

“Toe Walking.” Foot Health Facts, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 2018,