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Should I be concerned if my child is pigeon-toed?

Intoeing, which is often described as being “pigeon-toed,” is a common gait abnormality for children. Many children’s feet appear to point inward instead of straight ahead when they stand or walk. This can be caused by multiple things, like metatarsus adductus, tibial torsion, and femoral anteversion. All of these are usually present at birth, but straighten out on their own as your child grows and begins to stand or walk. In some cases, the look persists for a while, lasting into the school-age years. Unless it causes walking difficulties for your child, though, this usually isn’t a problem. Most treatments that try to straighten this walking style don’t actually help. This is a condition to be monitored, however, since there is a rare chance that it may cause walking difficulty that doesn’t resolve, or may even be connected to neuromuscular disorders. In those unlikely cases, surgery and treating the systemic diseases can sometimes help. Let Absolute Foot Care Specialists help you take care of your child’s lower limbs and walking. Contact our Las Vegas offices for an appointment by calling (702) 839-2010 or using the web request form.