If your child has started to walk and you’re having concerns about their gait, it’s time to contact the caring staff here at Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic. We take time to help diagnose the situation, find out the best course of treatment, and help correct issues before they become lifelong problems. One issue we take care of in children is out-toeing. There are many reasons this may be a problem for your child. Take a look below and see how we can assist with a gait analysis and varying treatment options.
What Is Out-Toeing And Why Does It Happen?
Out-toeing is where the feet turn outward when walking versus being in a straightforward position. This may be seen in toddlers or babies as they start walking due to their position during their time in the womb. However, some conditions can cause this other than that, such as:
- An outward turn of the tibia bone
- Hip contracture
- Femur being angled backward
Most often, this condition will resolve itself as the child grows. However, if by the age of 10 it has not, there may be medical intervention required. That’s where our gait analysis can help. It is rare, but a surgical procedure may be required to help the child as they age to avoid pain down the road.
Our team is here to offer compassionate care, emergency service when you need it, and gait analysis to help correct any walking conditions in you or your family. Give us a call today at (425) 482-6663 to set up a consultation about out-toeing.