Q Why does my child walk funny?
It takes several years for children to develop enough strength and balance to walk the same way adults do. Still, an abnormal gait in a young child could be the result of problems like intoeing, out-toeing or toe walking. Intoeing and out-toeing involve the abnormal inward or outward rotation of the feet. Toe walking occurs when the Achilles tendon is too short, making it difficult for the child to place his or her feet flat on the ground. You should have an expert evaluate your little one’s feet and ankles to check for underlying pathological causes that may need care. Fortunately, these problems are usually treated easily or the child grows out of them on their own.
If you’re concerned about your children’s foot care, contact the experts at Dallas Podiatry Works. They have the experience and knowledge to help you address any concerns you may have. Fill out the online contact form, or call either of our two offices to reach us for an appointment or more information. In Dallas, call (972) 566-7474. In Plano, call (972) 943-3323.