In-Toe Gait

Gold Coast Children’s Orthotics

In-toe gait Treatment

In-toe gait is when the feet turn inwards when a child stands or walks. It can cause tripping, lack of balance, they may struggle with sport and regular activities.

Just before puberty the calf bones typically grow faster than the surrounding soft tissue

What Is In-toe gait

  • When a foot or both the feet turn inwards during gait
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Risk Factors 

  • Sleeping + sitting positions
  • Incidence  1:1,000
  • Change in bone structure
  • Tight muscles
  • Pronation/Supination
  • Neurological defects

Signs & Symptoms

  • C shaped foot
  • Prominent styloid process
  • Metatarsus Primus Varus
  • Child may be clumsy and trip
  • Socially embarrassed by how they walk
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children's feet ace podiatry gold coast

Preventing In-toe gait

  • Prescription ORTHOTICS
  • Discourage bad posture e.g. TV position and sleeping posture
  • Exercises
  • Footwear
  • Counter-rotational systems
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