Published 27 April 2016
Intoeing, or being pigeon-toed, is a common condition among children. This is when the legs are angled inwards like a pigeon, making the child have an awkward posture and possibly causing them to be clumsy as well, with tripping and falling being common sights. It can also be painful for the legs and feet, though these are often dismissed as “growing pains”.
Most cases of intoeing resolve themselves with time, as the legs correct their angle over the years. Infants start with their legs rotated inwards, and gradually de-rotate as they begin crawling, standing, then walking. By the time they turn two and a half years old, their legs should have mostly straightened out.
If your child is still experiencing in-toeing even after they have started walking fully, do not hesitate to book a consultation with us to see what should be done.