Many toddlers walk with their feet pointing inwards. In many cases the child will grow out of this without intervention somewhere between the ages of 3 to 5. However, if the intoeing continues and your child is frequently falling over and appears awkward and clumsy, it is important to seek advice from a podiatrist as early as possible as this needs to be clinically assessed.
Our trained podiatrists will be able to assess the child and determine if the problem is coming from the foot or hip or in some cases both and can treat successfully in most cases if treated early enough.
If the problem is completely hip related we would refer to a physiotherapist for muscle strengthening exercises.
If the problem is coming from the feet alone or a combination or both foot and hip problems a special orthotic is made to encourage the foot to straighten. The success of this treatment is significantly higher the younger the child is treated.
The podiatrists at the Kew Foot Clinic have a special interest in children’s foot problems. We are highly skilled and dedicated about treating foot problems and equally passionate about preventing further deformities in the feet and lower limbs. We strive for excellence and successful outcomes.
Correct foot alignment = Improved function and performance = No pain = Reduced risk of further damage to other lower limb joints.
If your child is pidgeon toed, call Kew Foot Clinic on 03 9853 6877 to make an appointment for the appropriate treatment.