In utero, most babies are stuck with their feet internally rotated or toeing in. Parents don't necessarily see it until the kid starts trying to walk. In 95 percent of children, this torsion resolves itself by twelve to eighteen months, after they start walking. Numerous studies have shown that bracing does not speed up the process. Very rarely, a child will have clinically significant toeing in and torsion leading to ongoing falls by age four years; that child can benefit from a referral to a pediatric orthopedic surgeon to see if he needs corrective surgery.
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