Many parents have concerns when they observe an intoeing or pigeon toed style of gait in their children.

You may have noticed your child has one or both feet that turn in – particularly when they are running or tired. We refer to this as intoeing, or pigeon toed, and as a parent it can be concerning. This can be a normal stage of gait development and as your child grows and becomes more stable on their feet the issue will resolve itself. In other instances, ongoing tripping and clumsiness may be occurring and as a parent this can be distressing and at this point treatment may be necessary.

As podiatrists, we can do a simple assessment on your child to determine the cause of the intoeing and give you some guidance on how the condition can be managed.