Leg Curve inward

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Leg Curve inward

Postby shkeat » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:36 pm

I just notice that my 28-months old daughter left leg is curve inward when she walk. Anyone what should i do? Is there any place that can help her to straighten her leg? She's able to walk normally with no issue but when she run, she tend to fall quite easily.

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Re: Leg Curve inward

Postby Guest » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:37 pm

shkeat wrote:I just notice that my 28-months old daughter left leg is curve inward when she walk. Anyone what should i do? Is there any place that can help her to straighten her leg? She's able to walk normally with no issue but when she run, she tend to fall quite easily.


She is possibly having pronation and/or flat feet.
Better bring her to a podiatrist to check and confirm.
But typically they will monitor and start correction at about 4yo because at 28 months, things can still change.
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Postby watmekiasu » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:41 pm

Can take your child to a paediatrician.

My dd had turned in feet when she was born. Apparently, she was checked by a physiotherapist at birth, who then recommended some simple exercises. After a few months with those exercises, her feet turned out as they should.

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Postby shkeat » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:58 pm

Hi all,
thanks for the prompt response. Guess i'll take her to a pediatrician near my place this weekend to have her check up... :lol:

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Postby sashimi » Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:46 pm

Don't panic, unless you think it is genuinely serious/abnormal.

See http://www.parenting.com/article/Baby/D ... le-Bowlegs

Q. My toddler is clearly bowlegged. Is something wrong?

A. Most toddlers look at least a little bowlegged, which is totally normal. Babies are born with curved legs because the angle between the bones helped them fold up compactly in the womb. Between 18 months and 3 years, children's legs usually straighten out on their own.That said, bowlegged kids should be checked out by their doctor just to be sure they don't have a serious condition, such as Blount's disease (a problem with the tibia, one of the bones in the shin) or rickets (a disease caused by vitamin D deficiency, which can make bones weak). You should also call the doctor if your child seems to be getting more bowlegged or if he seems to be in pain when he walks.

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Postby shkeat » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:22 pm

thanks for the advice... :wink:

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Postby kiasimom » Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:25 pm

My boy is 9 years old and he seems to have the same problem.
What should I do to help him correct the legs?

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Postby schweppes » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:27 pm

Not too sure about older kids. But when my DD2 was about 3 years old, her legs curved slightly inwards too. What DH and I did was that we went to the Child Guidance Clinic @ the Health Promotion Board. The specialist confirmed that her leg curved inwards and recommended that she goes for physiotherapy. We went for a couple of sessions but decided to stop eventually. Reason being that we had to wait about 3-4 weeks before the next session. Also, timing was a prob as DH and myself had to take leave to bring her for physiotherapy.

In the end, what we did was to send her for ballet class when she was about 3.5 yrs old. Why ballet?!? Well, I figured that it trains DD2 in her standing posture - her feet is trained to turn outwards. So I took ballet lessons to replace physio and it was more fun for my kid too. Eventually, her legs naturally grew right and we stopped ballet lessons - when she was about 5 years old.

Still, I'm not suggesting that ballet lessons replaces phyisotherapy. The most important thing is to still check with a specialist.

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Postby molluscs » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:35 pm

I'm concern too, Shirlyn a bit bowlegged from birth, hopefully she legs will be straighten as she grows, we are monitoring!
Good idea! Ballet

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