Toe Walking Treatment from Orthopedic Doctors in the Quad Cities


ORA Orthopedics offers specialized treatment for toe walking at our Pediatric Center of Excellence in the Quad Cities. Since 1963, generations of families throughout Davenport, IA, Bettendorf, IA, Moline, IL, and surrounding communities have placed their orthopedic health in our hands, and we encourage you to do the same. By taking a personalized approach to treatment and utilizing the latest therapies, we help patients – of all ages – overcome musculoskeletal problems and return to the activities they enjoy.

As its name suggests, toe walking is the habit of walking on the toes or the balls of the feet. Many children develop this habit after learning to walk and usually grow out of it, but some don’t quit so easily. Toe walking is rarely a cause for concern, but consider speaking with a pediatric orthopedist about treatment if your child’s toe walking continues past the age of two, particularly if the toe walking is accompanied by stiff muscles or a lack of muscle coordination. This is because toe walking may sometimes be associated with:

  • A short Achilles tendon
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Muscular dystrophy

Young patients at ORA Orthopedics in the Quad Cities receive friendly, compassionate care from orthopedic doctors who are uniquely trained to identify and treat pediatric musculoskeletal disorders. Our specialists will determine if there is a medical cause behind your child’s toe walking and suggest treatments to encourage a more natural movement, such as physical therapy and bracing. In the event that surgery is necessary to lengthen leg muscles and tendons, you can be assured that your child will receive world-class surgical care from specialists who practice the latest advances in minimally invasive techniques.

Kids should be focused on being kids, not orthopedic problems. To learn more about our toe walking treatment options and how we can help your child put his or her best foot forward, contact ORA Orthopedics in the Quad Cities today.

Treatments & Conditions

Blount’s Disease
Growth Plate Injuries
Hip Dysplasia
Knock Knees
Perthes Disease
Polydactyl of the Hand 
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
Toe Walking