Foot & Ankle Procedures & Services

Gait Abnormalities

The process of learning to walk is awkward for every baby — even those that one day grow up to be superstar athletes. However, you may notice your little one’s posture or walking gait appears especially unusual. For example:

• Walking with toes pointed inward or outward
• Walking on tiptoes
• Walking with knees bowed outward or knocking together
• Limping

Some abnormalities self-correct in time, but those that don’t can delay developmental milestones and persist into adulthood. It’s always a good idea to bring your child in for a checkup if you observe abnormalities in their gait.