While many children outgrow this habit, other may not develop normal, healthy movement without professional intervention. Any instance of in- or out-toe walking should be reported to a podiatrist.
Most cases of in- or out-toe walking trace back to a misaligned foot border, tibia, or upper thigh bone. In-toe walking is the more common of the two conditions.
Many cases or in- or out-toe walking resolve themselves with some intervention by Dr. Marso; others may require surgery. Leg braces, a formerly-popular treatment, have not been proven effective and are no longer used.
"Feel Good Feet: A User's Guide to Foot & Ankle Health"