Hello i have been walking on my tip toes ever since i can remember and now i am 15 and still do it. I got Achilles Tendinitis last year just from running and for about 10 weeks I was stretching my Achilles tendon but i was still walking on my toes. When I go on flat foot my feet starts to hurt and i go back up. I looked at my tendons and they looked really tight. My question is should I get surgery for my tendons and if it is a safe procedure?
It also may be that something as simple as orthopedic arches which you wear in your shoes could solve your problem. Since I think that this is more than just a "foot" problem, I would go see an orthopedic doctor. A foot doctor could tell you if arch supports are needed. A less costly experiment would be to go to a running store that can analyze your footfall pattern (I know that roadrunner does this - there may be others), and then buy the shoe they recommend based on your footfall pattern (they have machines that do this). See if this makes a difference.
But it does sound like you have very tight Achilles tendons. Given that, I would go see a orthopedic specialist. They should be able to tell you what to do.
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