Dr. Ed Davis is a podiatrist in San Antonio, Texas who provide comprehensive foot and ankle care for patients of all ages but subspecializes in foot and ankle issues of infants and children. More information can be found at: http://www.childrensfootdoctor.net/
Intoeing (pigeon toe) and outoeing may be due to problems in the foot, leg, thigh or occasionally the hip. An infant starting to walk strives for stability and will widen stance and tend to point the feet outward for balance so intoeing is never normal at that age. A thorough exam by a pediatric podiatrist can determine the cause of intoeing.
Intoeing caused by the an inward rotation or twist in the thigh or leg may be treated by an ankle-foot type orthotic but intoeing caused by foot issues may be treated by a gait plate type of custom molded foot orthotic.