Your child walks with his/her feet turned in or intoed. Some call this hen toeing or pigeon toeing. The problem appears to be in the feet but careful examination reveals that the whole leg, not just the foot, is turned in the way. The in-turning is at the hip. This may also give the appearance of knock- knees.
Many intoers seem rather clumsy and fall a lot. Intoers commonly have loose joints or "ligamentous laxity". It is easy to show by examination that the joints are loose and that the hips can be turned in more than out.
Benign leg pains
Leg pains seem to occur in almost all children at some stage during growth. They are often known as growing pains though growth itself is not painful. We call these Benign Leg Pains because the pains do not cause long term problems even if they can be quite distressing at the time. There are two different patterns of leg pains. The first seems to occur in a very active child in the evening after excessive running about. The second occurs in the middle of the night when the child awakes screaming in pain, which they may localize to a foot or knee or hip.
Minor toe abnormalities are common. Parents often think that a toe abnormality is the reason their child is slow or reluctant to walk. This is never the case. Some toe problems are discussed below.
OVERRIDING SECOND TOE
CURLY THIRD AND FOURTH TOES
OVERRIDING FIFTH TOES
Το παιδί σας έχει παραπεμφθεί σε μας με πόνο και ευαισθησία στην έσω περιοχή του ταρσού στο πόδι. Πάσχει από οστεοχονδρίτιδα του σκαφοειδούς (Kohler’s). Το πρόβλημα εμφανίζεται σε ηλικίες 3-10 ετών και είναι πιο συχνό στα αγόρια.
WHAT ARE FLAT FEET?
A foot is described as flat if the arch on the inner border of the foot is not as high as normal. This may also give the appearance that the ankle bone on the inside is more prominent or that the whole foot seems tilted out the way.