Dr Michael Perlstein, D.A.B.P.O. Podiatrist ,Talks about minor toe twist in kids
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Male Speaker: Twisting practice. Any the kid who had a little twist of the feet, we had them in fancy shoes, dead sprung splints. Well, how are they using it today, I don't know if it's right or wrong, what's your opinion, if you see a kid with a little bit of twist in the foot? Male Speaker: If the twist is bilateral, meaning that it's on both sides, and it's symmetrical and I ask the parents about the nature of the other children's foot problems and they tell me that the problem has been out grown successfully, then I say, this child will probably out grow that particular problem, but if this is the only child out of a family of let's say, eight or ten people and they have -- Male Speaker: It's a little bit of a red flag. Male Speaker: It's a little bit of a red flag, if they have it unilateral and it's significant enough for them to not walk properly or start to limp, I think it needs to be addressed and looked at. Male Speaker: So, in other words, if a little toeing in and a little toeing out and every kid before seemed to be okay, there is a good chance this kid will be okay. Male Speaker: There are good chances, the kid will be okay. Male Speaker: It's a good observation. Yeah, every once in a while you will hold out, it could be something more involved, but it's also a good observation. Male Speaker: I believe one needs to look at some additional information. So, for example, podiatry generally see little kids and they may see their all siblings, they may see their parents or even the grandparents, because that's what Podiatrists typically see full families. And the pediatricians may just see the kids up until they are 15, 16-years-old, so they may believe that the problem has outgrown, but when podiatrists see them a couple of years later, we realize that they have developed other problems that they think have become have outgrown, but they actually have transferred or compensated to some other part of the body.
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