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My 10 year old son who has a tourette's diagnosis has started to occasionally jump as he is walking. "Jump" is really not accurate, but I don't know how else to describe it. It's a mild jump. Maybe it's more like a bounce step every few steps when he's walking. It's seems to happen more when he is playing sports, which might indicate that it is because in the past his tics have gotten worse when he was playing sports.


I asked him if it was a tic and he said it might be.


I'm used to hearing about facial, shoulder and phonic tics. Can this too be a tic? Or is it probably just one of sev4ral habits.




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I can also confirm it's probably a tic, as it was one of the first complex motor tics my daughter did. Started doing this at 5, and went on for a couple of years, but on and off, and also sometimes subtle and sometimes quite strong, and she would almost fall over. She's now 9, and very rarely does it anymore.

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