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Children May Walk With Their Toes in or Out

Monday, 14 September 2020 00:00

Children who are learning to walk may start out with their toes going inward or outward. These types of gaits typically do not cause pain and may improve as the child gets older. If the gait does not get better, it may be the result of bones that are growing incorrectly. This can be an ailment that slowly develops, and it may be beneficial to record a video of your child walking every year to see if there is a decline or improvement. It is suggested that you seek the counsel of a podiatrist if any foot condition does not get better by approximately three years of age.

Making sure that your children maintain good foot health is very important as they grow. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Rosa Roman of Ankle and Foot Center. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

Having healthy feet during childhood can help prevent medical problems later in life, namely in the back and legs. As children grow, their feet require different types of care. Here are some things to consider...

Although babies do not walk yet, it is still very important to take care of their feet.

Avoid putting tight shoes or socks on his or her feet.

Allow the baby to stretch and kick his or her feet to feel comfortable.

As a toddler, kids are now on the move and begin to develop differently. At this age, toddlers are getting a feel for walking, so don’t be alarmed if your toddler is unsteady or ‘walks funny’. 

As your child gets older, it is important to teach them how to take care of their feet.

Show them proper hygiene to prevent infections such as fungus.

Be watchful for any pain or injury.

Have all injuries checked by a doctor as soon as possible.

Comfortable, protective shoes should always be worn, especially at play.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Bloomfield, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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