Out-toe Gait

Gold Coast Out-Toe Gait treatment

Out-toe gait Treatment

Out-toe gait is when the feet turn outwards when a child stands or walks. It can cause fatigue, lack of balance, over pronation, they may struggle with sport and regular activities. Book an appointment today to get it treated.

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

What Is Out-toe gait

The feet turning outwards during walking.

outtoe gait children ace podiatry gold coast

Risk Factors 

  • Sleeping + sitting positions
  • More associated with obese individual
  • Change in bone structure
  • Tight muscles
  • Pronation/Supination
  • Neurological defects
  • Most children will outgrow it (90%)
  • Associated with a hip dysplasia

Signs & Symptoms

  • Struggle with exercise and tire easily
  • Child may be clumsy
  • Legs and feet may ache
children's feet ace podiatry gold coast
children's feet ace podiatry gold coast

Preventing Out-toe gait

  • Discourage bad posture e.g. TV position and sleeping posture
  • Exercises
  • Footwear
  • Orthotics