Intoeing, or being what is called “Pigeon toed” is in most cases a normal variant of developmental posture in young children.
Intoeing can be caused by an inward twist of the femur (thigh bone) This points the knees and feet inwards.
From the shin
An inward twist along the tibia (shin bone) will point the feet inwards.
From the foot
A condition called metatarsus adductus causes the feet themselves to point inwards.
These torsions are often present in normally developing children and for the majority will resolve without treatment. However, if you are worried about your child’s intoeing, it is worth a visit to your paediatrician, paediatric physiotherapist or orthopedic surgeon for an assessment.