Toe Walking in Toddlers Ayurvedic Treatment

Walking on toes is a very normal thing in toddlers (up to 3 years of age) and children who are learning how to walk. Gradually, they outgrow this habit and start walk normally. Toe walking is not a matter of concern if other developmental milestones are accurate in the child. 

When toe walking becomes a problem?

If the child continues toe walking even after toddler age, it should be considered seriously as there may be an underlying disorder like autism, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy etc. 

Complications

 Toe walking after toddler age may cause frequent falls, leg pain, inability to participate in games, difficulty to wear shoes etc. 

Ayurvedic analysis

 Vata is the factor that allows normal movements, and when it becomes deranged it causes problems with developmental milestones in children. Vata is vitiated in mamsa (muscle tissue), asthi (bones), and majja (bone marrow) leading to problems with movement. The exact cause is unknown, but the possible reasons are beejadushti (impaired sperm or ovum), birth injuries etc. 

How to manage it?

 Toe walking in grown- up children can be managed with physiotherapy and other therapeutic interventions like wearing a brace on legs. Ayurvedic management include snehana (oil massage), swedana (eg: pizhichil), virechana (purgation), brumhana (nourishing therapy- eg: njavara thepp), siropichu (application of cloth soaked in medicinal oil/ ghee over scalp) etc. 

Other systemic diseases and precautions to be taken

 Check the child has other problems like autism spectrum disorder, muscular dystrophy etc before planning treatment. 

Diet

 The diet should contain food items that pacify vata and nourishing the tissues- like whole grains, vegetables, milk, nuts, meat soup etc as per the guidance of physician. 

Exercise

 Mild exercises help a lot to tackle this condition. Physiotherapy, yoga etc are effective. 

Preventive aspects

 As the exact cause is unknown it cannot be prevented.  

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