In toeing or 'pigeon toed' as it is also known describes the position of a child's foot where the feet point inwards. For many children this is a perfectly normal developmental stage, and something that they will grow out of.
Podiatry can help your child by assessing the mechanics of their leg and foot fully, in order to establish the cause of your child's in toeing, and whether or not this is within normal parameters.
Children who in toe may be more susceptible to corns or callus, due to the abnormal pressures being placed onto the foot as a result of poor biomechanics. If your child has painful corns or callus our podiatrist's can remove this pain free.
There are three main causes for in toeing in children:
Metatarsus adductus is a condition whereby the foot itself curves inwards
Tibial torsion describes a twist in the leg bone (tibia). This twist is normal and rotates as the child grows.
Femoral anteversion describes a twist in the thigh bone (femur). Again, this can be a normal developmental stage. Sometimes the thigh bone does not rotate to its correct position, which can lead to in toeing later in life.
If your child is in toeing and you are concerned, visit one of our podiatrists here at Manchester Podiatry. Our friendly podiatrists will assess your child in order to establish the cause of your child's in toeing, giving you advice on what is normal for your child's age, and what, if necessary needs to be done to treat it.
For more information about the services that are available or to book an assessment please call 0161 883 0099
Our clinics are open Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm, and 9am - 4pm on Saturday. We can usualy see you within 24 - 48 hours. Sometimes same-day appointments are available.
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