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Anyone else with toddler with turned in feet?

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StrawberryMojito Thu 11-Oct-12 18:36:56

DS 12 months has feet that turn in, diagnosed with a mild case of talipes at birth which they said would correct itself. At 10 months not corrected so referred for physio. At assessment, physio said that his feet are fine, but he can rotate legs in at the knee more than most people meaning he walks (with his walker) with his feet turned in.

She said it would correct itself within a few years but he is likely to walk like this for a while and fall over alot.

Anyone else know about this? Does it correct itself?

viagrafalls Thu 11-Oct-12 21:54:14

Hi, I don't have any advice I'm afraid but my DD (13 months) as also born with slight talipes which they weren't to concerned about, we did some really mild physio with her and at tw months they said it had corrected but recently when trying shoes for her i noticed that one side rolls in slightly and the same side is also very very flat - she has been slow to walk so not sure if they are connected. Am watching this thread with interest! smile

myhandslooksoold Thu 11-Oct-12 22:03:34

Yes my daughter did. She went to see the physio. Recommended sitting on her knees with her feet splayed out to each side IYKWIM and also ballet (pointy toes etc). We weren't brilliant at doing the physio to be honest, but her feet have corrected themselves. She sometimes complains of pain in her feet, which I think is related to the slight mechanical problem that caused the turning in.
I say all this because I hD the same problem as a child, I only stopped turning in when I became conscious of it and tried to pull my feet straight when walking. As an adult I have some feet problems which are corrected by wearing an insole. I don't find it too much of a problem. I don't find heels at all comfortable and generally avoid silly shoes. HTH

myhandslooksoold Thu 11-Oct-12 22:06:05

Just noticed the ages of the dds you are both talking about. They are still very little and the arch develops as they grow.

StrawberryMojito Fri 12-Oct-12 20:24:00

Thanks for your replies. It's interesting what the physio said about recommending sitting on the knees with feet splayed out as DS has started sitting like this on his own. Anyway, fingers crossed wont cause him too many problems.

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