Intoeing | Complications

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Is intoeing serious?

Intoeing usually doesn't cause serious problems, even if it doesn't go away by itself. Sometimes children with intoeing have problems getting shoes that fit, because of the curve of their feet. This fitting problem might make parents consider treatment for their child. Intoeing doesn't cause arthritis or clumsiness.

Very few children have a severe twist in the tibia (leg bone) or femur (thigh bone), which might bother them because it looks bad. Sometimes this problem requires surgery.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 01/94

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