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In-toeing in toddler - any experience?

(7 Posts)
MinimenUK Sun 31-Mar-13 19:34:28

Exactly! Soft, non-supportive shoes for a small child is the wrong choice. They do not stabilize the ankles and do not help with the balance. They do not offer any orthopedic arch support and over time collapse child's ankles and form pigeon toes. If you are looking for a good quality supportive shoes - let me know! smile

TeamEdward Sun 31-Mar-13 19:25:18

DS2 was referred by HV to physiotherapy team at about two & a half.
We were told to
+ discourage him from sitting in a W position
+ as much time barefoot as possible
+ use good shoes what secured well and supported his ankle but had a flexible sole
+ encourage him to do exercises such as walking along bars or kerbs, one foot in front of the other.

They said that lots of children do grow out of it by school age.

MinimenUK Sun 31-Mar-13 19:19:38

I don't think it is fair to delete my message, I have actually suggested shoes with orthopedic arch support for the problem specified above

MinimenUK Sun 31-Mar-13 18:07:07

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MrsGeologist Fri 22-Mar-13 11:07:16

Thank you, that's good to know. smile

frazzledbutcalm Thu 21-Mar-13 21:49:28

You'll probably get orthotic insoles for him. We were told for dc3 the only permanent solution was to break legs, re-set and pin shock ... needless to say we weren't happy with that! Went privately, now get insoles which align the feet, knees, hips in the correct position. The difference is absolutely remarkable!

MrsGeologist Thu 21-Mar-13 20:23:30

Today I took DS2 (19mo) to the HV as I've noticed that his feet turn inwards, particularly his left foot.
I sort of expected her to say, 'oh it's fine, he'll grow out of it,' but instead she said that she would have to try to refer him to the podiatrist.
She also said that sometimes they don't accept referrals of very young children (by this she meant babies) but said that as he was walking and it is quite pronouced, she really thought it was worth referring him.

The right foot is t too bad, In fact, I'd probably say it was normal, but the left can sometimes be pointing nearly 90degrees inwards, and he trips over a lot (we joke that he walks like he's pissed sometimes).

Just wondering if anyone has had something similar and why to expect etc.

Thanks.

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