You may first notice this when your child begins to walk, but a child of any age may show signs of intoeing. Severe cases of intoeing will cause the child to stumble or trip as they catch their toes on the other heel. There is not usually pain associated with this foot deformity, nor does it lead to foot arthritis, as is popularly speculated.
For the majority of children under the age of 8, this condition will correct itself on its own, without the use of braces, casts, surgery, or other special treatment. Children who are suffering from pain from their intoeing, or there are signs of swelling or a limp should be seen by a podiatrist.
The cause of intoeing typically comes from an alignment issue from some area of the body. Three common conditions associated with intoeing are:
- Curved foot
- Twisted shin
- Twisted thighbone
If you believe have a foot problem and do not currently see a podiatrist, call one of our six locations to make an appointment.
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