Gait problems in children

Have you noticed anything unusual about your child?

Not only does it affect the aesthetics of the body, but it will also hinder the normal development of the child's skeletal joints.
If the abnormality is not adjusted in time, in addition to causing irreversible deformities of the foot and lower limb structure,
long-term abnormal development will also lead to a series of problems such as short and long legs, high and low shoulders, and scoliosis, which will affect a lifetime.

Flat foot

The arch of the foot collapses, flattens, or disappears, with the inside of the foot in full or partial contact with the ground.

High Arch

The arch of the foot is too high, with the outside of the foot curved upwards, causing the heel and toe area to appear overly prominent.

Pes Valgus

The metatarsal is deviated outward relative to the calcaneus, accompanied by flat feet and navicular collapse.

Pes Varus

The metatarsal is deviated inward relative to the calcaneus, with the foot inwardly turned and stiff, unable to return to its normal position.

X-shaped legs

X-shaped legs refer to the significant widening of the distance between the two knee joints, causing the knee to be in an inwardly inclined position relative to the hip and ankle joints.

O-shaped legs

O-shaped legs refer to the significant narrowing of the distance between the two knee joints, causing the knee to be in an outwardly inclined position relative to the hip and ankle joints.

XO-shaped legs

The lower limb structure of a person forms an X at the knee joint and an O at the ankle joint.


When walking, due to the inward/outward rotation of the lower leg, the toes turn inward or outward, seeming to be a foot problem, but in fact it is an abnormal lower limb structure.

Pelvic anteversion

Pelvic anteversion refers to the rotation of the pelvis forward, causing the front of the pelvis to tilt, and there will be a certain tilt angle when the pelvis is anteverted.


Round shoulder hunchback refers to the shoulder sliding forward, the chest sinking inward, causing abnormal posture of upper back bending and forward leaning.


The spine appears curved in the coronal plane (viewed from the back), forming an S or C-shaped curve, called "scoliosis".

leg length inequality

There is a difference in the length of the two legs, resulting in one leg being longer or shorter than the other, called "leg length inequality".

Continuous abnormal gait, affecting the child's skeletal development and motor ability.

Abnormal gait causes lower limb structure and function abnormality, leading to weakened motor and balance functions, and abnormal compensations.
Incorrect gait affects children's balance, coordination, strength and endurance, resulting in instability when walking or running, increasing the risk of falls and injuries; limiting the speed and agility of movement, and slowing the development of motor skills;
causing muscle imbalance, and blocking strength and endurance, etc., thus affecting the overall skeletal development and motor functions of the child.

Affects height development

Distorted body posture

Weakened balance

Joint misalignment wear

Poor body coordination

Increase in broken feet due to falls

Wrong gait, a lifetime of harm to the child.

Flat feet, X/O-shaped legs, and in/out toeing, which are often neglected, are continuously endangering the health of children!
Skeletal deformity, joint dislocation, uneven muscle development, and abnormal posture... If the wrong gait continues to develop, it will cause irreversible damage to the child's health.
Early recognition and adjustment intervention of gait abnormality is of utmost importance.