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*Jessabelle* 1 child; Elephant Butte, New Mexico 531 posts
13th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Killingℬird(12w):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting DJ, Nick & Emma's mommy:</b>" I asked, well practically begged ... [snip!] ... 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."</blockquote>



It depends on what the issue is and when it gets diagnosed. Things like hip dysplasia usually require braces in infants and small children, where as genu valgum or genu varum (being knock-kneed or bowlegged) is fairly common in early childhood and would only require bracing in later years, usually after 6-7. There are more serious things like MD or CP that could be the cause and they usually require PT, but they typically have additional symptoms. I don't think I ever did PT with any kids who DIDN'T have an underlying musculoskeletal disorder.



OP, it depends on what your DD is diagnosed with and whether or not a brace or PT would help at this time. Since she's still so young and not walking, it might be too early to be really concerned. Mention it to your doc and keep an eye on it, but don't freak out.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49057 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting *Jessabelle*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Killingℬird(12w):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... not walking, it might be too early to be really concerned. Mention it to your doc and keep an eye on it, but don't freak out."

well i know that but she is just afraid it is making her not want to walk because that 1 leg is week since she turns it in my son didn't turn his leg in.