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my 15 mth old not standing

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 11, 2008
  • 09:20 AM

my little girl is 15 mnths old she is not standing crawling or walking she has very flexy ankles when i say this her ankle can bend up to reach her leg when she stands her bottom leg and feet bend one is worse than the other, i have noticed since she was tiny there was something wrong with her feet, i have spoken to my doctor who thinks i am prob a over protective mum which i am not
(i have 5 kids so i know when something not right) they have sent her for physio which she has to stand with a frame and has special boots they do help but only when she is using them what do you think i should do please help

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  • I think you should see another doctor with a view to seeing a specialist of some sorts i have read that a child should be walking by 18 months but the fact that you have noticed something is wrong with your child's feet weans you are right to be worried, doctors can sometimes be overly dismissive
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 12, 2008
    • 07:34 AM
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  • ask your doctor to send you to to pediactric orthopedic.
    prone2injury 28 Replies
    • February 18, 2008
    • 01:17 PM
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  • I am more concerned that your child is not crawling by 15 months of age. Developmentally this is very important to her gross motor skills (coordination).From your description there are certainly problems with her ankle stability, which would undoubtedly affect her ability to bear weight on her legs. Physiotherapy can assist, so it is good you have her receiving treatment, however, if she were my daughter I would make sure she was fully assessed by a Pediatrician at the soonest possible time.Your Doctor's attitude is very disappointing. Make sure he / she follows through with further specialist assessment of your child (or see a different GP).
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  • i have been to the doctor and at last he is refering her to a specialist watch this space i will leave a diagnosis if i get one thanks all xxxxx
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