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You and Your Health

Are Turned Toes Troule for Young Children?

In-toeing or out-toeing occur when a child’s toes point inward or outward as they walk. Many children who begin walking this way outgrow the abnormal gait.

The Nemours Foundation mentions these signs that a child may need medical evaluation:

  * Continuing—past the age of 3—to toe-in or toe-out while walking.
  * Limping or having pain while walking.
  * Turning one foot inward or outward more than the other foot.
  * Showing developmental delays in other areas, including delayed speech.
  * Having walking abnormalities that worsen over time.