Turned-in toes, also known as intoeing and pigeon-toed, is a common condition that is usually nothing to be concerned about. In most cases, the condition is caused by the foot, shin, or thigh rotating inward. This rotation most commonly happens while in the womb and will straighten out in time.
Doctors used to treat the condition with braces or special shoes, but have since realised that these apparatuses do nothing to speed up the time it takes to straighten out. If your child looks as if they are pigeon-toed, talk to the doctor. If the doctor is concerned that the condition will not correct itself or that the condition is a symptom of a more serious condition, they will refer you to an orthopaedic specialist.
A toddler who is pigeon-toed may have a tendency to trip a lot, but once the condition corrects itself, there will be no future problems.



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