Sheinberg, D. Femoral anteversion is the most common cause of an intoe gait in children greater than 3. It is caused by a twisting of the thigh bone.
Being pigeon toed is common in children, and if the condition is not correctly addressed it continues into adulthood. In this article, we will discuss the causes of pigeon toe and provide some good advice to help you address and cope with this condition. The condition is not necessarily painful and may not interfere with everyday activities, so it is not uncommon for it to go untreated in childhood.
I am a year old female and have been severely pigeon-toed all my life. My mother never noticed it until I was 13, and she then only took notice because it was brought to her attention by a friend of hers. She never noticed much of what we did anyhow so why would walking have been anything different?
It was funny to me; because pigeons walked funny, and seeing someone walking like one, looked odd. The term pigeon-toed, medically known as in-toeing is used to describe a person who points their toes inward while standing or walking. It is commonly seen in children and may resolve in very early childhood with no treatment or intervention.
Being pigeon toed or In-toeing during gait commonly begins during childhood and may continue into adult life if not addressed appropriately. There are a number of anatomical, physiological and biomechanical factors which may contribute to the visual appearance of an intoed foot. That being said being able to educate a patient about the potential risks and benefits is an important factor in developing a management plan for the presenting complaint. Although neurological conditions should not be completely ruled out, people who in-toe are commonly identified to have one of the three following conditions.
People may not always talk about it, but many in America feel hurt over their body type and physical features. There's the obvious emotional angst of those whose figures don't compete with those of swimsuit models or Hollywood starlets. But then, there's the actual physical pain.