In toe gait (Pigeon toed)
What is in toeing?
An in toed gait (Pigeon toed gait) is a condition which causes the toes to point inwards when walking. It is most common in infants and children under 2 years of age.
Causes of in toeing?
- Muscle imbalances
- Curved foot (metatarsus adductus)
- Twisted shin (tibial torsion)
- Twisted thigh bone (femoral torsion)
Treatment of in toeing:
Most of the time in toeing is self-correcting during childhood. However if treatment is necessary, it may include:
- Stretching regime
- Correction of sitting position
- Footwear education
- Orthotic therapy