Pigeon toes, also called intoeing, means your child’s feet point toward each other, and that can be disconcerting to you as a parent. However, they are not always a reason for concern.
The causes of this condition correlate to when you first notice them: in babies, it is often the foot that is twisted; if they appear when walking begins, it is usually the shin bone that is rotated, and if you notice them after your child has been walking a while, it could be that their thigh bone or hip is rotated in a less than ideal position. All of these conditions usually take care of themselves as your child grows and their muscles and bones develop and get stronger. Even if they persist into adulthood, they rarely cause serious problems.
If you think your child’s intoeing is extreme, come in and let us examine his or her feet. We can determine whether any treatment is needed or set your mind at rest that he or she is developing normally. Call (303) 423-2520 and set up an appointment today at Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center in Wheat Ridge, CO.