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Tiptoe walking or "toe walking" is a sign of a child's inability to transfer their weight from the heel to the toe. (We would call it a typical heel-to-toe walk.)
It's natural to want to force the heel to the ground using casts or shoe inserts to create a typical heel-to-toe walk.
But as I always say, "With force, you get force, and with rotation you get movement."
A number of things can interrupt a child's ability to weight transfer through the foot.
Things that could cause toe walking are: