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Health Tip: Are Turned Toes Trouble?

-- In-toeing or out-toeing occur when a child's toes point inward or outward as they walk. Many children who begin walking this way outgrow the abnormal gait.

The Nemours Foundation mentions these signs that a child may need medical evaluation:

  • Continuing -- past the age of 3 -- to toe-in or toe-out while walking.
  • Limping or having pain while walking.
  • Turning one foot inward or outward more than the other foot.
  • Showing developmental delays in other areas, including delayed speech.
  • Having walking abnormalities that worsen over time.
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Posted: August 2011