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Since out-toeing is something a child is born with, there isn’t a way for you to prevent the condition. Usually the problem is related to a slight rotation in the leg bones. In most children, this resolves as he or she learns to walk and the feet and legs grow. Taping and bracing the feet to maintain the correct position has not been shown to have a positive impact in various studies, so mostly Dr. Marco Vargas and Dr. Joyce Lee monitor the child’s gait development. They can also check for more serious disorders that can sometimes cause the problem.
Out-toeing is largely painless for children, but if your little one has trouble walking normally or is uncomfortable spending time on his or her feet, don’t ignore the signs. Contact Foot & Ankle Associates in Sugar Land, Houston, and Missouri City for an appointment or more information to deal with your child’s gait difficulties. Fill out the online contact form or call (888) 784-5335 to reach our offices.