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In-toeing is when a child walks with their feet turning inwards and is commonly referred to as 'pigeon toed'. It is a variation of normal and is part of normal development for many toddlers when just learning to walk. It will usually resolve as the child grows and the musculo-skeletal system matures, normally by the age of ten years. During this period of in-toeing the child may tend to trip and fall a little more than their peer group. Hip rotation is most reliably assessed in the prone position.
Consider referral for orthopaedic opinion if:-
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This guideline has been signed off by the Western Locality on behalf of NEW Devon CCG.
Publication date: May 2017