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Exercises For Someone Who Is Pigeon Toed
It would depend on: The age of a person. If you are talking about a child, there are orthotics that can be made referred to as gait plates that can help train a child to walk differently. In adults this is much harder. There are famous people that are pigeon toed: think john elway the famous quarterback, spike lee, the famous director, keannu reeves the actor. Once an adult, likely this is the way you will walk. ...Read more
How bad is it?: If it was going to resolve on its own it would have done so while you were growing. Now, the only thing that can be done to correct it, if it's bad enough, is surgery. Being pigeon toed is not necessarily a problem; many athletes are as well. If it really bothers you, consult an orthopaedist that specializes in deformity correction. ...Read more
Is it true that pigeon-toed children are more likely to be good runners than children who are not pigeon-toed?
Pigeon toe: Yes. People with pigeon-toes are usually better runners since they usually have a higher arch. ...Read more
Pigeon toe: This is usually due to internal tibial torsion. It is congenital in origin and 90 percent of people outgrow the deformity. If not it is usually not a problem. It may look funny with walking but usually asymtomatic. ...Read more
I'm 17 and pigeon-toed and I'm wondering are there any health risks if I live with it for the rest of my life?
Not really: You have in toeing and at 17 your muscles and bones have already developed. So other than possible tripping and passing the trait to your kids it really has no other affects. You may not be able to participate in certain activities. There are custom orthotics that can help you a lot with this problem. See a podiatrist to be evaluated. ...Read more
I overpronated as a child & was told to correct it by walking pigeon toed. 35 yrs later, I appear to be oversupinating. Did the "cure" create this?
Doubtful: It is probable that the growth and development of your foot resulted in a higher arched foot or a foot type that produces more supination. I highly doubt that walkling pigeon toed caused you to oversupinate. If you are having foot pain though, get an x ray of your foot and a thorough podiatric evaluation to determine if 'oversupination' is causing a problem. ...Read more
Yes: You need to consult an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Not true at all: Pigeon toeing, or in-toe gait, is not that common and occurs in less than 10% of the population. Flat feet are much more common at roughly 50% of the population because it is an advantageous trait allowing the foot to compensate for uneven surfaces. High arches are usually rigid and lead to more instability problems. ...Read more
Not really: Need to see a podiatrist or orthopedist to determine the level of the deformity and start treatment. ...Read more
Depends on severity: Of the deformity. IF significant deformity still exists on xrays and child has symptoms of tripping etc, then further surgery may be necessary. However, if the deformity is mild in nature and n symptoms are present then good sturdy shoegear with functional orthotics should suffice. ...Read more
Can you tell me what the orthapedic syndrome is called when an adult is knocked kneed and pigeon toed?
Genu Valgum: Would describe the knees and either metatarsal adductus or internal tibial torsion could explain the pigeon toes... ...Read more
I"m told not to stand or walk pigeon-toed while recovering from thr. I've been p-t since childhood, now 68. Is this really a big issue?
Talk to your surgeon: What the surgeon is concerned about is rotating the head of the new hip so that it pops out of the new socket. Discuss the problem with your surgeon. Good luck with your recovery. ...Read more
See the podiatrist: A good gait evaluation and biomechanical exam by the podiatrist can reveal whether the 3 things you notice are individually a problem or are related. Like a car, get the alignment checked so that you don't wear down the tires improperly. At 34, it's a good time for you to catch things and stay proactive in your health. You don't want this to cause degenerative changes in the future. ...Read more
What would be the cause of my 2.5 yo daughter starting to walk pigeon toed? Is it something serious
Be flexible!: Most of the time the cause of this is excessive laxity of ligaments in the hips and knees and not actually a foot problem that causes the appearence of feet turning in "pigeon toed". If she sits in a "w" sit with legs back behind her, you can discourage this. Encourage lots of walking, play etc using her legs to strengthen muscles. Mention to your doc next time in to check general tone. ...Read more
Why is being pigeon toed perfectly fine but being bow legged is bad? I'm bow legged and I've read that this can cause a lot of problems.
20yr female who is still pigeon toed.3 years ago I got shoe insoles to help correct but I still walk inwards. Am I at risk later, should I see new dr?
You may need surgery: At your age, special insoles (or also called, orthosis) may not correct your problem-- and, it may only manage your deformity. Correction of your "pigeon toe" may only be achieved by surgery. Thus, please consider checking out 2 or 3 reputable foot-and-ankle surgeons. ...Read more
My 4yrold has femoral ante version. Had months of bootsnbar, dr said tibia is now straight but she's still quite pigeon toed- how if tibia is normal?
It's normal: Femoral anteversion and internal tibial torsion are normal variants that almost always go away without any treatment. I have never treated any of my patients with corrective shoes, bars, pt or other similar treatments. The work of lynn staheli (http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=kzyikwwjn8e) has demonstrated that it doesn't help. If you feel uncomfortable, get a second opinion. ...Read more
17 y/o so much pain in hips and feels like they're always cracking. Sometimes has to crack hip2be able2 walk. Walks very pigeon toed. What can it be?
You've diagnosed it: It may be helpful to see an osteopathic physician who can evaluate and treat your pigeon toe stance, that is coming from the hips, and why you are hearing the cracking. If you've undergone a recent growth phase, then everything is changing in proportion. So, they will tell you how your hips/back are doing, and treat you to neutralize this further, and your hips should stop popping. ...Read more
Can a child develop a pigeon-toed walk at age 2? My son waks with a foot turned in. There is history on both sides of my family. Is pigeon-toe serious?
Toe-in walking: Most toddlers will toe in during early walking. Most of this originates from the hip & the physical changes begin to draws the forefoot outward as the kid ages. This can be slowed by kids who sleep with their feet curled up under themselves or by w sitting (on the inside of the ankles).U can convert a curling sleeper to straight leg by sleeping them in jeans slowly stitched from crotch down. ...Read more
My daughter is 11 and has been pigeon toed since birth they said once she's 10-11 they would do surgery. Now only 1 foot is pigeon toed is surgery ok?
Metatarsus varus: Usually indication for surgery when there is no respond to conservative treatment in very severe cases. You also need to know the outcome if it wouldn't be corrected in time. Your doctor and surgeon he referred you to would be able to provide you much more comprehensive answers to your questions. If you are not satisfied with them you always could seek a second opinion. Best! ...Read more
My ankle bone hurts somedays then somedays it's totally pain free I am very slightly pigeon toed. Does this have anything to do with it? If not what?
See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
I have a femoral anteversion and minorly clubbed feet. Could that be the reason why I walk pigeon-toed?
Yes: Most people who are "pigeon toed" (internally rotated), comes from the position/structure of the hip. Some are due to tibial torsion. Rarely it is a problem unless you are tripping over your feet. ...Read more
I am double jointed in my ankles and pigeon-toed. What can I do to ease the chronic pain? Is there any surgery for this?
Yes: Not totally sure what you mean by double jointed. If there is excessive motion in your ankles, meaning too much flexibility, yes, there is a procedure than can repair that. Pigeon toed can normally be addressed with custom orthotics (inserts for shoes) or surgery in drastic cases that do not respond to non-surgical treatment. ...Read more
I am pigeon toed (slight), had small Achilles tendintis and I have ocassional pains in the ankle, some day have it some not, is it because m intoeing?
Possibly: A compensation for in-toeing is excessive pronation which can lead to many symptoms and even eventual deformity. See podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more
Could being born with a femoral anteversion and minor clubbed feet be the reason why I walk pigeon-toed?
YES: Influence from the internal rotation at the hip, turns the leg. Combined with a "club foot", it can result in the pigeon-toe (in-toe) of your foot. If you are having discomfort, I recommend that you be evaluated and have a proper biomechanical/gait examination. See a podiatrist. If additional specialists are needed for referral, a good gait exam by the podiatrist can start the process. ...Read more
I'm pigeon toed, will this cause me any problems later on? Do I need corrective shoes? I have achilles. Tendinitis recently, could this be the cause?
Pigeon toed, was wearing heels and tripped and fell over a concrete block. No swelling but major pain in toes shooting to ankle at night. Not frequent?
Went to a couple doctors for chronic hip pain. X Rays/mri were clear. Pain for 5 years. Born w/ hips turned in and pigeon toed. Could be FAI impingement?
JHS: ? 18 yo concerned why she has chronic hip pain, pigeon toe & MRI negative; also has IBS. Concern for sacroiliac SIJ disorder from Joint Hypermobitity Syndrome (JHS). Osteopath should be consulted & fluoroscopic guided diagnostic block of SIJ done. SIJ disorder with counternutation of ipsilateral hemi-pelvis evokes medial femoral rotation & ipsilateral foot inversion. IBS is associated with JHS. ...Read more
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