Evelyn - posted on 05/29/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son is 2 and a half years old and has been severely pigeon toed. I noticed it for a year already but when I asked his pediatrician about it he said he was just flat footed and there was nothing I could do about it but put arch shoes on him, So I did! Its been like 6 months and his feet only got worse to the point now his foot goes completely inwards towards his other ankle. So I brought him to a foot specialist today and they said that of course his pediatric doctor was completely wrong that my son does have the inward toe condition severely bad, like i said his foot can turn all the way in. He said because he is 2 and we didn't catch it earlier that his bones already formed and there's not much we can do. He said leg braces are normally used but there for younger babies and he don't think they even make it in his size. He said even if they did he's 2 hes in that stage of being stubborn and he wouldnt want to wear them anyways. So he prescribed special shoes that he needs to wear all day he also showed me a massaging technique to push his bones in the right direction. He also told me to watch when he sleeps to make sure when he sleeps on his stomach to not sleep like in a frog position which is what he normally does and to make sure he sits strait and basically so anything to make sure his bones in his feet and legs are getting turned in the other direction. Has anyone had this problem that can share there case or any advice it would be soo much appreciated. Looking forward in reading your posts. Thanks!