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Children with In-Toeing

In-toeing, also known as pigeon toes, is walking with the feet pointed inward. This condition commonly occurs in babies when they first begin to stand. In-toeing is usually first noticed by the parents. The cause of in-toeing is usually a result of a twisted shin bone (tibial torsion), twisted thigh bone (femoral anteversion) or a curved foot (metatarsus adductus).

Severe in-toeing can cause a child to trip or stumble while walking or running. However, in-toeing often corrects on its own. As the child matures, in-toeing usually does not interfere with physical activity. In severe cases that does not correct on its own, surgery is only indicated if by the age of 8 the child’s degree of measured anteversion exceeds normal range.

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