My 12 year old son has been pigeon-toed for some time, and while what research I've done has really led to the following solutions, I figure I might as well as on a site like this for specific exercises that might help. Typically, recommendations range from some stretching exercises, to running in the sand, hiking, and in some cases, putting the shoes on the wrong feet. I'm really not sure what to believe.
I am thinking of starting to put my son on the path to weight training (at his request, as well) but I am going to focus on bodyweight exercises for now, and maybe some light weight training for some of the more basic exercises, to work on form more than anything.
Has anyone here had to deal with this issue before, either with themselves, or for family or friends, and if so, what worked for you or them? I would think something like calf raises and bodyweight squats, but I wanted to hear other opinions.
(I've already decided to take him to see a doctor about this, to get some medical opinion, but I know many doctors tend to frown on weight training in many cases, hence my question's focus on that here - to be clear)
Thank you in advance!
Thread: Exercises for pigeon toe?