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17 Oct 2006

Toddler's pigeon toes
My toddler ( 2years and 3 months) has a right foot that is slanting inwards as she walks. Tis has been the case from the time she started walking ( 10 months). My pediatrician said that the ligaments are still loose and I need not worry , but she has a prominent inward step and she tends to trip over her own feet often.

Any suggestions?
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01 Jan 0001

Only one she needs to be seen by a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon to see where the intoeing is coming from. It can be the thigh bone, the lower leg bone the foot or muscles in the hip.
Depending on the site and cause of rotation the following treatments are used
Braces
Exercises
Foot orthotics
Combinations of the above

In rare and extreme cases (I stress rare and extreme) surgery in older children and adolescents
But check it out especially because she is falling a lot
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