When should I be concerned about my baby’s feet?
the child complains of pain while walking, or favours one leg over another when walking. severe in-toeing or out-toeing. flat feet that cause pain or limit function. a sudden change in the way your child walks.
Why are my babies feet so tiny?
By now their soft cartilage has become strong enough to support their weight, though their feet remain delicate. You may notice, too, that their pudgy little feet still lack an arch. This is perfectly normal. Children often don’t show signs of an arch until the age of 7.
Are babies feet turned?
Babies may have a natural turning in of the legs until they begin standing. But as they get older, some might walk with feet turn inward. In-towing usually doesn’t interfere with walking, running, or sports, and often ends on its own as kids grow into teens.
How can I make my baby’s feet straight?
The condition will gradually self-correct. You can help it by massaging and stretching baby’s feet: Take the heel of baby’s foot and gently stretch the front of his foot into the correct position. However, there are some conditions that require intervention by a pediatric orthopedist.
Can you correct clubfoot?
Over the course of six to eight weeks, clubfoot may be corrected without surgery. Casting is more successful for those with mild clubfoot and those treated within the first two weeks of birth. Babies and older patients who have severe clubfoot may not respond to casting. They need surgery to correct the condition.