Pigeon toe



Pigeon toe

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Pigeon toe, also known as metatarsus varus or in-toeing, is a condition that causes the toes to point inward when walking. It is commonly seen in infants and children under two years of age, and may result from muscle weakness, twisted shin bone, or excessive femoral anteversion causing the twisting of the thigh bone when the front part of a person's foot is turned in. The condition might not need treatment in some children and might resolve on its own. However, in some cases physical therapy, special shoes, or surgery may be required to fix the problem.


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