In toeing/pigeon toed walking

In toeing/Pigeon toed walking

Intoeing, a common condition in children, refers to a tendency for the feet to point inward while walking or running. While many children naturally outgrow intoeing as they develop, some cases may require professional assessment and care. At Children’s Podiatry, we have a special interest in diagnosing and treating intoeing, ensuring your child’s healthy gait and overall well-being.

Understanding Intoeing:

Intoeing, also known as pigeon toes, is characterised by the feet turning inward instead of pointing straight ahead. This condition can involve the feet, ankles, or legs and is often seen in children between the ages of 2 and 8.

Causes of Intoeing:

There are three primary causes of intoeing in children, each affecting a different part of the lower extremities:

Signs and Symptoms:

Parents and caregivers should watch for signs that may indicate intoeing in children:

Expert Care at Children's Podiatry:

Our team of experienced podiatrists has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating intoeing, offering comprehensive care tailored to your child’s unique needs.

Professional Evaluation:

We conduct a thorough assessment to determine the underlying cause of intoeing and the appropriate course of treatment.

Customized Treatment Plans:

Based on our evaluation, we create personalized treatment plans that may include:

Parental Education:

We believe in empowering parents with the knowledge to support their child's well-being. Our team provides guidance on footwear, exercises, and activities to promote healthy foot development.

Non-Invasive Interventions:

In most cases, surgical intervention is not required. We focus on non-invasive methods to address intoeing, ensuring your child's comfort and safety.


At Children’s Podiatry, we understand the importance of early intervention and expert care in addressing intoeing. Our dedicated podiatrists are committed to providing the highest level of care, personalised treatment plans, and ongoing support to help your child achieve a confident and comfortable gait.

To learn more about how we can assist your child in overcoming intoeing and ensuring their optimal foot health, schedule a consultation with our experienced Children’s Podiatry team. Contact us today and take the first step towards supporting your child’s healthy and active lifestyle.

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