Orthotics for Children: The Gait Plate for In-toeing
July 3, 2020
The position of your children’s feet will determine will either keep them free to run and play, or can have them tripping, falling and in pain. A common foot position in children that can stop them from reaching their full potential is in-toeing. So why does in-toeing develop and what can you do about it? Today we examine the easy and effective solution to correct in-toeing in kids: the gait plate.
In-toeing: The low-downIn-toeing, which is often referred to as pigeon-toeing, can affect both children and adults alike – although adult toeing is usually a result of childhood in-toeing not being treated. It’s very easy to spot because of the inward rotation of the feet.
While it may appear like a funny or wobbly walk, the reality is that in-toeing:
- Causes tripping and falling
- Shows there is some irregularity within the structure or positioning of the bones of the lower limbs
- May be a precursor for further problems and pains