In-toeing and Out-toeing

In-toeing and Out-toeing



Why do my child’s feet point in/out?


In-toeing and Out-toeing can cause your child’s feet to turn inwards or outwards when they walk and stand. Our Podiatrists understand that a child’s walking pattern changes dramitcally from their first few steps to adulthood, some of these changes are considered normal development. We are able to assess your child to make sure they are exactly as they are supposed to be for their age. If we do find anything out of the ordinary we are excellent at putting a treatment plan in place straight away to recitfy the problem.





In-toeing and out-toeing can have many different causes, such as the following:


  • Hips
  • Inward/Outward twist of the thigh bone (femur)
  • Inward/Outward twist of the leg bone (tibia)
  • Metatarsus Adductus
  • Altered hip position




Our Podiatrists are able to test all of these causes and find out which one is responsible for your child’s in-toeing/out-toeing. We are then able to put a plan in place to help your child return to a more effective walking pattern. 




Our Podiatry team are able to work with your physio, osteo, chiro, coaches/trainers and any other allied health team members to make sure that we reach yours and your child’s goals. 


Treatment can involve a variety of options including:


  • Footwear advice or modification
  • Stretching and strengthening exercise programs
  • Bracing
  • Orthotics/Inserts
  • Referral to other allied health

We know how much kids love to be active, we love it too! Our friendly team are here to help keep your child’s feet happy and healthy. Contact us for an appointment or make an appointment online.