Pigeon toes, or in-toeing, is a condition that causes the toes to point in. It is common in infants and young children. If a child is pigeon toed, it does not mean there is something wrong with the feet.
Gellner: A common concern parents have, is that their child's feet turn in. I'm Dr. Cindy Gellner, and today's topic on The Scope is Intoeing.
This site is best viewed with a modern browser. You appear to be using an old version of Internet Explorer. Most adults walk with their toes pointing forward or slightly outward.
It's Metafilter's 20th anniversary! To celebrate, scan some cats or help fund Mefi! I'm tired of walking like a baby. I went to an orthopedist in high school for an unrelated thing, but during my appointment I asked him if there was anything I could do about my pigeon-toed gait.
As time passes, you may notice that your child's growth isn't completely on the straight and narrow. Many young kids have flatfeet, toe walking, pigeon toes, bowlegs, and knock-knees. As kids grow, some of these conditions correct themselves without treatment.
Infants are sometimes born with their feet turning in. This turning occurs from the front part of their foot, and is called metatarsus adductus. It most commonly is due to being positioned in a crowded space inside the uterus before the baby is born.
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Why, then, are increasing numbers of female celebrities adopting a rather bizarre pigeon-toed stance? The trend was kick-started by Gwyneth Paltrow inand has since been adopted by a whole host of women — from Hollywood actress Katie Holmes to high-powered human rights barrister Amal Clooney. At 38, satin shorts and shoe-boots will make even the longest legs look stumpy. You should have consciously uncoupled from your stylist, Gwynnie.