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44 Possible Causes for Difficulty in Heel to Toe Walking

  • Lumbar Disk Herniation

    […] in the ankle, which leads to difficulty with the heel-to-toe motion in walking.[spine-health.com] For example, a herniation between the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae will manifest itself by a patient having difficulty bending the big toe and in attempting to walk on[espine.com] See All About the L3-L4 Spinal Segment L5 nerve impingement (at the L4-L5 level) from a herniated disc can cause symptoms such as weakness in extending the big toe and potentially[spine-health.com]

  • Bunion

    Shoes with a wide and deep toe box are best. High-heeled shoes should not be worn for longer than three hours at a time.[encyclopedia.com] Complications of bunions include infection of the bunion and inflammation and arthritic changes in other joints as a result of difficulty in walking.[encyclopedia.com]

  • Ligament Tear

    […] a pop or tearing in the foot, the collapsing of the arch, pain when toes are bent upward, and difficulty walking, adds Victor Nwosu, D.P.M., a foot and ankle surgeon at The[runnersworld.com] Other symptoms include: intense pain in the heel or arch while walking or at rest, a painful lump in the arch of the foot or heel with swelling or bruising, hearing or feeling[runnersworld.com]

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture

    […] and the calf Difficulty walking (especially upstairs or uphill) and difficulty rising up on the toes These symptoms require prompt medical attention to prevent further damage[foothealthfacts.org] […] their toes.[ucsfhealth.org] […] feels like a kick or a stab) in the back of the ankle or calf—often subsiding into a dull ache A popping or snapping sensation Swelling on the back of the leg between the heel[foothealthfacts.org]

  • Hallux Rigidus

    […] increased difficulty in bending the toe Pain and stiffness in the joint at the base of the big toe when walking, standing or bending Reduced range of motion Swelling or inflammation[cedars-sinai.edu] Symptoms Symptoms of hallux rigidus include: Inability to feel comfortable in shoes, particularly high heels for women Increased pain during cold, damp weather Over time,[cedars-sinai.edu]

  • Miller-Fisher Syndrome

    He had no limb ataxia but exhibited a slightly wide-based gait with difficulty walking heel-to-toe.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Anaplastic Ependymoma

    There was normal strength in the upper and lower extremities with no difficulty walking on heels and toes; however, he had difficulty in standing from a squat position.[surgicalneurologyint.com]

  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

    The patient was unable to walk on his heels, had mild difficulty with toe walking, and had a waddling gait that was slightly wide based.[acgcasereports.gi.org]

  • Myelopathy

    She exhibited a spastic gait on the right with inability to heel walk or tandem walk. She had difficulty squatting.[touchneurology.com] There was slight decrease in joint position and vibration sensation at the toes bilaterally.[touchneurology.com]

  • Sever's Disease

    The symptoms include pain, tenderness, swelling or redness in the heel, and they might have difficulty walking or putting pressure on the heel.[lexingtonkypodiatry.com] Symptoms of calcaneal apophysitis may include: pain in the back or bottom of the heel especially when/after running or walking, limping, walking on toes, difficulty running[riverdalept.com] Symptoms Symptoms of calcaneal apophysitis may include: Pain in the back or bottom of the heel Limping Walking on toes Difficulty running, jumping, or participating in usual[acfas.org]

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