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legs taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49019 posts
status 13th Mar '13

I see healthy families it is like healthy start and she notices my daughter's leg is turning in...




What were the steps they did to see if it was an issue??




If it was an issue did they try PT first or just fit the child with a brace?

killingbird 5evr 2 kids; 1 angel baby; North Carolina 10126 posts
13th Mar '13

They'd probably start with a brace. If its hindering her ability to walk or crawl, then they'd probably start PT.

.Sweet Dee. 1 child; Arkansas 4239 posts
13th Mar '13

Watching. My son has one foot turnin in and it's really affecting his walking. We haven't even got to bring it up to the pedi yet with all his other issues going on.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49019 posts
status 13th Mar '13
Quoting Killingℬird(12w):" They'd probably start with a brace. If its hindering her ability to walk or crawl, then they'd probably start PT."


she is trying to walk but holds on to things still and thats what she is thinking that it may be stopping her from trying to walk but im nit sure.

killingbird 5evr 2 kids; 1 angel baby; North Carolina 10126 posts
13th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Click Me Click Me!!!:</b>" she is trying to walk but holds on to things still and thats what she is thinking that it may be stopping her from trying to walk but im nit sure."</blockquote>




Yeah I'd say they'll probably fit her with a brace and see how she does, then PT if needed.



ETA how old is she?

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49019 posts
status 13th Mar '13
Quoting Killingℬird(12w):" <blockquote><b>Quoting Click Me Click Me!!!:</b>" she is trying to walk but holds ... [snip!] ... Yeah I'd say they'll probably fit her with a brace and see how she does, then PT if needed. ETA how old is she?"


9 months but she has been pulling up on stuff and hold on to things since about 5 or 6 months.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49019 posts
status 13th Mar '13

i know i most likely need to wait a bit longer but was just asking about it in case it comes to that

killingbird 5evr 2 kids; 1 angel baby; North Carolina 10126 posts
13th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Click Me Click Me!!!:</b>" 9 months but she has been pulling up on stuff and hold on to things since about 5 or 6 months."</blockquote>




Ohh ok. Still pretty early but my answer is the same. Just keep an eye on it :)

DJ, Nick & Emma's mommy Due August 20; 3 kids; Toledo, Ohio 2157 posts
13th Mar '13

I had to take my son to a specialist about his legs. His legs were really bad when he was younger, to the point he would walk into things, and fall a lot. He even ended up giving himself a concussion. The specialist told me they do not do braces on kids anymore because studies show that by the time the child turn 9 it should correct itself, and if it does not, then surgery is an option. They won't do PT if they are too young. What I was told was to try to have him sit indian style as much as he can because that will help, and to get real supported shoes (No nike, or other popular shoes because they don't have good support...but to go to like Stride Rite, because their shoes are very supportive) and to get special insoles glued in the shoes. (They help with arch support, and will help with leg issues) My sons legs are still not all the way better, but the insoles really help him. My daughter has the same issues so we do the same for her. Oh and the insoles you get for the kids do not cover the entire shoe on the inside...just on the arch. And if you have a Stride Right, they sell he insoles and will glue them in for you.

killingbird 5evr 2 kids; 1 angel baby; North Carolina 10126 posts
13th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting DJ, Nick & Emma's mommy:</b>" I had to take my son to a specialist about his legs. His legs were really bad when he was younger, to ... [snip!] ... shoe on the inside...just on the arch. And if you have a Stride Right, they sell he insoles and will glue them in for you."</blockquote>




I had a baby in the daycare I worked at who had braces on both legs at 12 months and a PT that came in twice a week to work with him. Doctors DEFINITELY still use braces.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49019 posts
status 13th Mar '13
Quoting DJ, Nick & Emma's mommy:" I had to take my son to a specialist about his legs. His legs were really bad when he was younger, to ... [snip!] ... shoe on the inside...just on the arch. And if you have a Stride Right, they sell he insoles and will glue them in for you."


I used stride right for my son and still have some of his shoes but we are looking into getting her a pair when she can walk a bit better.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49019 posts
status 13th Mar '13
Quoting Killingℬird(12w):" <blockquote><b>Quoting DJ, Nick & Emma's mommy:</b>" I had to take my son to a specialist ... [snip!] ... had braces on both legs at 12 months and a PT that came in twice a week to work with him. Doctors DEFINITELY still use braces."


thats what my worker was saying because she has another baby same problem with braces on.

DJ, Nick & Emma's mommy Due August 20; 3 kids; Toledo, Ohio 2157 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting Killingℬird(12w):" <blockquote><b>Quoting DJ, Nick & Emma's mommy:</b>" I had to take my son to a specialist ... [snip!] ... had braces on both legs at 12 months and a PT that came in twice a week to work with him. Doctors DEFINITELY still use braces."

I asked, well practically begged them to put braces on my son, especially after he gave himself a concussion, and took him to 2 different specialists and they both told me no and the same thing about not using braces anymore. I almost ended up taking him to Shriners over it to see if they could do anything for him.

killingbird 5evr 2 kids; 1 angel baby; North Carolina 10126 posts
13th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting DJ, Nick & Emma's mommy:</b>" I asked, well practically begged them to put braces on my son, especially after he gave himself a concussion, ... [snip!] ... about not using braces anymore. I almost ended up taking him to Shriners over it to see if they could do anything for him. "</blockquote>




That's silly. This little boy had a muscle deficiency of some sort. Couldn't even stand on his own and the braces and PT had him walking in 3 months time. It was amazing.



I truly wonder why they think braces are a bad thing.

DJ, Nick & Emma's mommy Due August 20; 3 kids; Toledo, Ohio 2157 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting Click Me Click Me!!!:" thats what my worker was saying because she has another baby same problem with braces on."

Hmmm...must be something in Ohio then. I wanted braces for my son. I was so mad when they told me he had to wait until he was 9 and then if they were not corrected they would do surgery. It's not like he had a mild case, his was severe. People were always asking me if he just learned how to walk because he he always walked funny, and walked into things and fell over a lot. He always had bruises all over, and black eyes and stuff and I was scared to death I was going to get child services called on me for suspected abuse.