Pigeon toe gait is an orthopedic medical condition that is characterized by the inward curving of the toes. It is commonly seen in infants and toddlers who are born with it. Luckily, pigeon toe gait is not a permanent condition. Over time, the toes of affected children will eventually straighten out and grow normally.
Pigeon toe gait is also called intoeing gait. It can be seen in about 0.1 to 1% of births with a more frequent occurrence in female babies than males. Among cases of those affected with pigeon toe gait, internal tibial torsion is the most common cause for children 1-4 years old.