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What is in-toeing?

In-toeing is a term used to describe a tendency for first-time walkers to turn their feet inward. For most toddlers, this condition is painless and typically corrects as the child grows. Most children in-toe because of a slight rotation of the bones in the lower legs, which usually corrects with age. Your pediatrician will monitor this process closely as your child grows and walking skills improve.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
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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