Child Conditions

List of Child Conditions

In-toeing

Pigeon toe is a condition which causes the toes to point inward when walking. It is most common in infants and children under two years of age and, when not the result of simple muscle weakness, normally arises from one of three underlying conditions, a twisted shin bone, an excessive anteversion (femoral head is more than 15° from the angle of torsion) resulting in the twisting of the thigh bone when the front part of a person's foot is turned in. Most children honestly grow out of the condition and if they don’t, there is no evidence to suggest that it causes any future complications. However, if it causes a child pain or to regularly fall then the condition should be assessed. Contact us for an assessment of your child to get them walking normally again.