who has a pigeon-toed child?

Kelly - posted on 04/16/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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does anyone have a child that's been treated for being pigeon-toed? if so, what age? and did your child benefit? our 21 month old walks and runs fine, only trips about every 30-40 foot- steps. his pediatrician referred us to children's memorial hospital to get fitted for braces. i researched the condition and it looks like we shouldn't be soooo concerned just yet......any advice would be appreciated

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Medic - posted on 04/16/2012

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My 5 year old is pigeon toed but only his right side. We have never treated it even though it is very obvious and he does trip every so often now. He is in dance, karate, and tumbling and it does not affect him negatively. One of his uncles is pigeon toed on both feet and he wore braces from about 3-5 night but he really just took them off. One of his other uncles is just like my son, majorly pigeon toed on the right and he was never treated and he is currently going to college on a soccer scholarship. I think when it comes to things like this some dr's are more proactive than others and it all depends on what is important to you and your son.

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Medic - posted on 04/16/2012

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My 5 year old is pigeon toed but only his right side. We have never treated it even though it is very obvious and he does trip every so often now. He is in dance, karate, and tumbling and it does not affect him negatively. One of his uncles is pigeon toed on both feet and he wore braces from about 3-5 night but he really just took them off. One of his other uncles is just like my son, majorly pigeon toed on the right and he was never treated and he is currently going to college on a soccer scholarship. I think when it comes to things like this some dr's are more proactive than others and it all depends on what is important to you and your son.

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