A person is said to walk ‘pigeon toed’ or ‘in toed’ if they walk with one foot pointing in towards the other. Being pigeon toed can increase your risk of stumbling as the toes of one foot can knock the inside of the other leg when you walk and run.

PIGION TOES | Common Foot Problem
A person is said to walk ‘pigeon toed’ or ‘in toed’ if they walk with one foot pointing in towards the other. Being pigeon toed can increase your risk of stumbling as the toes of one foot can knock the inside of the other leg when you walk and run.

Many people who are pigeon toed sleep on their front with their feet and legs turned in because it feels more comfortable. The foot can move in such a way to hide the appearance and to a lesser extent the functional consequences of being pigeon toed. This compensatory movement of the foot, usually over-pronation, will cause the foot and leg to ache more often when playing sport.

If you walk with your feet turning in, you should see our one of our podiatrists so that the underlying cause may be diagnosed. A regime of care to help alleviate the functional consequences of this condition may be implemented.

Any questions please feel free to ask the podiatrist, who will be happy to help you.