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Commonly referred to as a “pigeon-toe,” intoeing is a congenital condition in which the toes and feet are turned inward, rather than straight forward. Though this condition frequently dissipates on its own in time, there are cases where children continuously struggle with intoeing’s lasting effects well into their later childhood years.
There are three main causes of intoeing:
Because of intoeing’s substantial abnormal physical appearance, the condition’s symptoms reflect its exterior form:
If pain, swelling, or a steady limp continues throughout the later years of childhood, contact the podiatric experts at Kayal Orthopaedic Center. Our physicians will provide a physical examination, diagnostic testing to evaluate the alignment of your child’s leg bones, and a standard X-ray or X-ray video to observe the child’s leg bones while in motion to come to an effective treatment solution.
In time, most intoeing conditions will heal and correct themselves. However, more severe cases may require further treatment.Oftentimes, if a baby between six and nine months has a drastic case of intoeing with rigid or severely deformed feet, a cast or a pair of corrective shoes will be used to realign the feet, reduce the pain, and may be the only treatment the child will need.But, if intoeing does not dissipate with age or worsens as the child matures, the physicians at Kayal Orthopaedic Center are able to evaluate the patient and provide the proper treatment, based on the condition type and its severity.