Medial tibial torsion – excessive inward rotation of the tibia
Medial tibial torsion is a condition that affects the position of the leg in relation to the foot. This condition is characterized by excessive inward rotation of the tibia, which can cause posture problems and knee and foot pain. An internal gait can lead to frequent stumbling and injury when walking or running. This abnormal gait leads to muscle fatigue, decreased athletic performance and posture problems.
Treatment for medial tibial torsion depends on the severity of the condition. In mild to moderate cases, splints, stretching and strengthening exercises and a pair of foot orthoses can help correct the position of the leg and relieve symptoms. In more severe cases, surgery may be needed to realign the bones.
If your child is experiencing symptoms of medial tibial torsion, it is important to see your podiatrist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Early treatment can help prevent short and long-term complications to improve leg and foot function and comfort.