Some children’s feet turn in when they walk. This is called intoeing and is a part of growing up for many toddlers… Continue reading
Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Can Intoeing be corrected?
About 95% of children who intoe have a benign diagnosis that requires no intervention.
Treatment it typically based around monitoring their development and letting your child be active.
What ages should Intoeing correct itself?
The age that intoeing typically resolves is based on the underlying cause:
The foot (metatarsus adductus)- usually by the age of 3.
The shin bone (internal tibial rotation) up to age 8.
The hip (femoral anteversion) up to age 14.
Do insoles or Orthoses help?
nsole and orthoses (gait plates) may be of benefit in children with in-toeing gait caused by excessive femoral anteversion. The evidence is limted and lacking. However, gait plates have been reported to reduce frequency of tripping and reported parental satisfaction was high.
Is Intoeing genetic?
Often the causes of intoeing tend to run in families. A parent or grandparent who intoes as a child can pass this along.