Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Trish | 2011/11/22


Akward walk

My daughter walks with her feet (esp left) facing outwards - plse advise

Expert's Reply



You do not mention your daughter's age. It is not as common for children to walk with their feet turned outwards as it is for them to walk with their feet turned inwards. Walking with feet turned outwards is more often seen in children who were born prematurely, but this is not always the case. In most cases children who walk with their feet turning outwards will come right by themselves without any treatment as their balance and walking ability improves.

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Posted by: cherry | 2011/11/23

my daughter was born prem and is 22 months and still not walking properly, she is epileptic too so she started with a rough life, she was diagnosed epileptic at just 8 weeks old, i have been doing swimming lessons with her which has helped her muscle tone and the physio has said her arches collapsed and her ankles are weak, i have had to buy walkmates from woolworths and those help with the arches and keeping the foot in the correct position. give swimming and the shoes a go maybe it will help

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