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    Default Toddler feet/ankles rolling in

    My little girl has been a late walker (like my boys were). She's almost 18 months old and has only been confidently walking (ie one side of the room to the other, or around the house) for 2-3 weeks now. So she's still finding her feet. She's happy when walking and loves it but her feet are rolling in quite a lot and she's turning her toes out a little too.

    I'm unsure if I should give her another couple of weeks to get steady on her feet before doing anything, take her to a GP or take her to a podiatrist.

    A friend said her child was similar and they got him a pair of well fitted clarks shoes with support and the issue corrected itself.

    Has anyone experienced this and how did you handle it?

    Many thanks

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    Default Toddler feet/ankles rolling in

    Do her feet look normal when she's resting? If they look turned in then I'd see a GP about it. My DD was born with her foot twisted and she is having it corrected at the moment.

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    Default Toddler feet/ankles rolling in

    Yes they do look normal when resting though her ankles seem quite flexible.

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    Hope everything goes well with your little one. Does she need surgery?

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    Do you have a photo?

    My daughter has a syndrome (just to preface my advice) and they turned out quite significantly. Her little toes were in the air. It's called pronation.
    Because she was in physio we went through podiatry first. ..but a specialist kiddie one. Who honestly was a waste of time for her significant pronation.
    It's quite normal it was explained to me for toddler's feet to roll in a bit and also for f feet to be turned in. As they develop stronger muscle tone and more walking the feet turn out.
    I would try and get a photo and then maybe talk to GP or your local CHN? If you talk to a GP you'll know of a good kid's physio who might be able to address the issue or assess if they need intervention. So you don't waste money with podiatry unnecessarily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CluckySC View Post
    Hope everything goes well with your little one. Does she need surgery?
    Thanks she will be fine, she's just had a series of casts and corrective boots. Her foot looked funny when it was in resting position so thinking your DD probably doesn't have the same condition.

    Maybe see a child physio though. From what the physio told me it's easier to correct issues the younger the baby/child is.

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    Yes our second child used to walk with an inward tilt. We were advised to only put her in firm footwear and avoid all unsupportive shoes ie thongs, sandals etc. Now at 3yo she is all ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    Yes our second child used to walk with an inward tilt. We were advised to only put her in firm footwear and avoid all unsupportive shoes ie thongs, sandals etc. Now at 3yo she is all ok.
    Oh and this. we were advised to buy good quality sneakers that had support in them. Or sandals /shoes that had a firm back in them. ..a slight incline and supports inside.
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    Yep. What @Tamtam said.

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    Thanks so much everyone was just chatting to a friend about this after posting and she mentioned a podiatrist near her that specialises in this kind of thing for young kids. So might check them out soon and go the GP physio route if it doesn't help. This podiatrist also stocks a huge range of kids shoes with support too which I definitely think will help as I notice a difference even when she's walking in her toddler saltwater sandals (which aren't as supportive as those pictured but naturally straighten her foot and stop her rolling them).


 

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