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8 year old boy with awkward run/walk

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  • Posted By: Rebecca W
  • December 8, 2009
  • 00:24 AM

When my son runs/walks he often looks as though it is hurting him - as if his shoes are 3 sizes too small (they are not). He claims not to be in any pain, but it LOOKS painful - so much so that other parents comment and worry while watching him play soccer/basketball etc.

He is a pretty big little guy - at around 100 pounds and quite tall - which, considering he was a six pound baby 8 years ago, is a lot of growing pretty fast. He is not at all fat - still a bit of a baby belly shape, but otherwise a very athletic little guy. Just a very painful and odd looking limp/gate when he walks or runs.

Any thoughts?

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  • Only to have a doctor examine his hips and legs. One leg may be considerably shorter.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 11, 2009
    • 02:15 PM
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  • When my son runs/walks he often looks as though it is hurting him - as if his shoes are 3 sizes too small (they are not). He claims not to be in any pain, but it LOOKS painful - so much so that other parents comment and worry while watching him play soccer/basketball etc. He is a pretty big little guy - at around 100 pounds and quite tall - which, considering he was a six pound baby 8 years ago, is a lot of growing pretty fast. He is not at all fat - still a bit of a baby belly shape, but otherwise a very athletic little guy. Just a very painful and odd looking limp/gate when he walks or runs. Any thoughts?Definitely have it checked out. My friend's child began having what she called a "drunk,staggering walk." It turned out to be a brain tumor.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 28, 2010
    • 03:12 AM
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