Intoeing means that a child’s feet turn inward when walking or running, instead of pointing straight ahead. It is commonly referred to as being “pigeon-toed.” Intoeing often causes young children to trip over their own feet. In a vast majority of young children, intoeing will correct itself with out treatment. However, if it is still present after age ten, it is more likely that it will continue to persist. Nevertheless, it typically will not cause pain or lead to future problems such as arthritis.
If the intoeing is associated with pain, swelling, or a limp, an evaluation by a pediatric orthopaedic specialist is recommended.
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