Intoeing treatment for young children generally involves evaluating the severity of the problem and monitoring foot growth over time. Many children do grow out of their gait abnormality as their feet develop, but not all. This partly depends on what part of the feet or legs are causing the toes to point inward. Natural twists in the thigh or shin bones usually straighten with a few years of growth. A curve in your baby’s foot bones, called metatarsus adductus, will need to be treated with taping and stretching.
A severe gait abnormality may persist into later childhood. If your little one does not grow out of the issue and it causes them discomfort, there are procedures to correct the issue. These, however, tend to be reserved for the most severe conditions. If you’re concerned about your toddler’s gait, don’t wait to have it examined. To make an appointment with Country Foot Care you can contact us by phone or you can request an appointment online using the MAKE AN APPOINTMENT button at the top of this page.