Life experience with INTOEING
this story is dedicated to all parents which are afraid of intoeing as much as us, that their son/daughter will walk all their life with toes in = intoeing walk
Eduardo has the same “problem” or lets saw we as parents thought that he has a problem. I went with Edie to pediatricians and they recommended me a specialist an orthopedist. – it has been already 8 years since we started to investigate this issue, that Eduardo is walking with a TOEs IN and sometimes he even fall or dropped just because of it. But all orthopedists were saying that his legs, joints are fine…….I did not believe their arguments it just needs time – until today.
I visited one doctor in Prague – thanks to great online service http://www.ulekare.cz where I received a recommendation. The orthopedist took Edie and did simple examination which showed that he is fine, just more flexible and that it really needs just time to solve his issue.
So a couple of words about the test, which you can run with your child and it can calm you down same as it did to me:
- Place your child on the belly, let him/her flex the legs and then try to open them – the normal angel is about 7O°though kids like Eduardo did about 80°+ – which means that his joints are fine though more placed front than adults has.
- Let him stand straight and if the child can place close to each other his knees same as ankles his joints are fine – do not worry – this test is the most important. The problem would be if the legs will be to an X or O shape and the child would not be able to place the joints next to each other – then go and look for a doctor.
- The last test the doctor did was, that Eduardo sits on the tall chair and he let his legs hang down. I could observe that he is turning his toes in but she said that is normal because he is more flexible and his joints are turned to the front rather than the side. Thought this will improve by the time.
- Kids if the knees and ankles can be side by side, your child has well grown his joints which are important for the positions of his legs and feets – do not worry
- It will need time to his teens – some kids are fine by 4, some by 6, some by 10, some by 14 etc.
- The problem of INTOEING is a problem of parents, not a kids one 🙂 “the doctor said” it does not bother them to walk, jump, play, run – it just looks funny and harming, but it isn’t. Sports can help to strengthen the musculus and help to solve the intoeing.
Good luck with your kids and don’t worry as I am not now.