Corrective shoes for toddlers?

Alicia - posted on 10/20/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter walks with her feet turned in and her docotors dont care. Should i get a second opinion or should I just ignore it and hope she grows out of it. I cant afford to buy expensive shoes she is only 19months and her feet grow so fast. I dont want to get her a pair of corrective shoes and then have to turn adound and buy a bigger pair a month later. What can I do? Anyone else have this problem

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Erica - posted on 10/25/2010

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My suggestion...see a chiropractor that has experience working with children. The issue could be at the ankle, knees or pelvis and it is not uncommon to see a child walk pigeon toed due to misalignments! A few adjustments could take care of things really well. As for toe walkers...chiropractic can help with that too, spastic muscles can be a result of pressure on the nervous system from bony misalignment. The nerves that control the muscles of the legs stem from the low back and pelvis. Find a chiro at www.icpa4kids.org. It's very safe and extremely effective!

Carisa - posted on 10/23/2010

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My 4 1/2 year old walks on her toes and I worry about her feet too. At this point, her doctor thinks she will still out grow it (at her age we remind her to walk flat) Every time we see the doctor, she checks my daughters feet to make sure there aren't any problems. It's probably safe to hold off on the corrective shoes unless the doctors are concerned. Just make sure you keep an eye on it.

The only other thing we were told about the toe walking (and I stress toe walking because I don't know about anything else) is that it can be an indicator of other problems if toddlers are doing it past 3 (for toe walking autism is a concern) In our case it is just a bad habit. You may want to do a little research just to make sure there isn't something else to be looking for.

Also, go with your gut. If you don't trust your doctor, get a second opinion. It is most important that you are sure you are doing everything you need to.

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i would get a second oppion my son is now 4yrs old and he had that problem. it turned out it was his knees causing the problem. my yougest son the same now he walking wih his toes in and we are getting it checked out

Samantha - posted on 10/20/2010

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We have a boy who is bowlegged..they are suggesting we get some xrays done to make sure its either his femoral heads (up by his hips) or his lower leg bones that are creating this walk. I would definitely get a second opinion such as an ortho. doctor. They can give you better ideas!

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