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Is it bad to be pigeon toed?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Not necessarily

Off the top of my head.
...Famous people that are pigeon toed include but not limited to keannu reeves the actor, spike lee the director, john elway the hall of fame quarterback....So, no as long as you don't have pain....Don't worry.

In brief: Not necessarily

Off the top of my head.
...Famous people that are pigeon toed include but not limited to keannu reeves the actor, spike lee the director, john elway the hall of fame quarterback....So, no as long as you don't have pain....Don't worry.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: When its' a problem

Occasionally the in toeing is so severe, (usually on one side) that it affects the ability to walk or play sports.
Fortunately this is very rare, and requires surgical correction in childhood.

In brief: When its' a problem

Occasionally the in toeing is so severe, (usually on one side) that it affects the ability to walk or play sports.
Fortunately this is very rare, and requires surgical correction in childhood.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Usually not

In toeing or being "pigeon toed" is usually just a variation on anatomy, just like some folks have high arches, some people are flat footed and everyone else is in between.
In toeing can occur with changes in the hip called femoral ante version, or in the leg bones called tibial torsion, or come from the feet called metatarsus adductus, or it can occur as various combinations of these changes.

In brief: Usually not

In toeing or being "pigeon toed" is usually just a variation on anatomy, just like some folks have high arches, some people are flat footed and everyone else is in between.
In toeing can occur with changes in the hip called femoral ante version, or in the leg bones called tibial torsion, or come from the feet called metatarsus adductus, or it can occur as various combinations of these changes.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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