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.