08-16-2006, 08:58 PM
Just a curious question.....how long did your child's legs look or stayed bowed? DD is going to be 14 mnths this 20th. She has been walking for a while now. Her legs are very bowed and the right one is very bad. She actually walks on the side of her foot on that side. It gives her a wobble when she walks. We plan on bringing this up to her pediatrician next week. But, I was just curious at what age your child's legs really started to straighten out. I've seen that most babies have that bowed look to their legs for a little while...it just concerns DH and I cause he had braces on his legs as a child.
Angela had to wear special shoes...actually she still supposed to but rarely does cuz they're not "cute"...I bought her first pair at footlocker...You just tell them what the problem is and they can give you the right shoe...Her toes point inward but her legs are bowed...They wanted to put her in braces but my second opinion doc suggested trying secure sneakers first and they work well....Best of luck!
08-16-2006, 09:34 PM
we didn't have much leg bowing, but E's feet/toes turn in and our Ped suggested the shoe thing too and it's done great (his dad has this too) My Mom did the braces route when she was little for bowed legs and never had a problem since.
I don't think Abby has ever had that. :shock: Or maybe I just don't see it?
08-18-2006, 11:55 AM
Chirpractic care can probably help you with this. I would consider it anyway. It doesn't have to be the same aggressive treatment given to adults.
When thinking about braces, be sure to consider what happens to growing bones and joints when they are imobilized...perhaps this will limit the range of motion or strength as she grows up.
08-18-2006, 01:31 PM
It is not uncommon for a lot of babies to have a bow like look. Some worse than others. It could be a hip problem as well. With your famly history and since you are concerned, I think bringing it up at the next well check or even a special appointment to talk about it would be well worth your time. What could it hurt? :D
08-18-2006, 01:42 PM
Sam was a little, the moms at church said she might because she was walking too early at 10 months. My MIL bought her some shoes that came up to her ankles (high-tops) and said they might help. She's fine now that she is 19 months, I'm not sure how long her legs were like that, but she didn't have it very long.
09-11-2006, 06:44 PM
Sorry guys to kind of post and run on the topic...I haven't been on in a long while. But, my dad was in the ICU for about a week on life support and then it got into a big hoopla with his family...well mainly just one aunt. We all wanted him to stay on the ventilater and she was ready to pull the plug :evil: Go figure for someone who done this to her own husband and remarried a week later with plenty of insurance money....not that my rant is over..Praise the Lord my dad did regain all breathing capabilities on his on and he has been removed off the tube and is able to talk and walk. He is also out of ICU. But, yesterday he started to swell again and complained he is having trouble breathing...so we are still praying for him.
Onward to DD. I actually ended up taking her to the doctor Thursday. She had been running a temp slightly over 101. Given her background if it is 101 or over she has to go in and get a cath done on her to make sure nothing is happening with her bladder. I did speak with him on the subject of her legs while we were in there. But, since she was having the cath done..he felt it was best to wait to take a look at the whole situation til her 15 month check up near the 20th..so she wouldn't be too traumatized. He did say some bow-ness is normal in toddlers. DH says if DD legs are considered normal it would really surprise him. So I guess we will wait til her next appt. Meanwhile..her cath test came back clean and they assumed she just had a bug. Her ears and nose were also fine. She ran a temp for about three days night and day and had some runny diapers...now she seems to be doing just fine!!! Which is awesome to me...I think every mom hates to see their little ones hurt for any type of reason. But, thank you guys for the post.
09-28-2006, 12:14 AM
We found out that her right leg indeed is not normal. She will be going to a pediatric bone doctor in Jan. Fortuantely for us she also has an urologist appt. in jan as well. So since she will have to go to the children's hospital for both we are hoping to get them on the same day. Which means a total of eight hours of traveling. Then we have see what they will do. DH has heard too many stories from others at work(he works at a hospital). Some peoples kids have had braces and it's cleared things up. Some children have actually had their legs broken and placed back together to be straight. So please give me some prayer on this. I am hoping that it will be something easily treated. She has been through alot this year.
09-28-2006, 07:06 AM
Aww...prayers for you wee one for both conditions. May God keep her safe. ~Kerri
09-28-2006, 08:51 PM
:( Awh! Prayers and hugs! Keep us posted. [hug]