This is a very common condition seen in kids. It occurs when the foot points inwards, which is mainly due to internal torsion and rotation of the tibia (the calf bone). As a result, the foot turns inwards which causes feet to catch on each other and children trip over frequently and may seem clumsy.
The body struggles to realign the inward rotation of the tibia. This forces the body to use other compensatory muscles to rectify the child’s walk. This causes muscular aches and fatigue, growing pains and pelvic muscular compensation problems.
Treatment includes the use of orthotic therapy with out-toed gait plates to rectify the inward rotation of the tibia. Stretches are also prescribed.