My two daughters began to walk quite early, at nine months they were walking quite confidently. I was happy, as it turned out in vain later … Often, if a child starts walking early, he has a clubfoot, he has crooked legs.
With the eldest daughter there were no problems; by the year her legs had become even, her walk had become normal. But the youngest for the year revealed problems, it became even more clumsy.
And although the mother-in-law says that this goes away by itself, and so my father’s children went, I decided to consult a specialist.
Do I need to sound the alarm?
The gait of the youngest daughter is peculiar, one leg is wrapped tightly inside. It comes to the fact that she herself trips over her leg and falls. This not normal. I drew attention to other small children, many are kosolapat, but not so much.
And although some believe that clubfoot may pass with time, I think you need to treat it, and not wait for it to go away by itself.
Why does this happen?
As it turned out, there may be several causes of clubfoot. For example, this happens in hip dysplasia. We had a suspicion of this diagnosis, but the results of the three ultrasounds were negative. What is already good.
Also, clubfoot in children can be with rickets, that is, when there is not enough vitamin D, while the legs are bent. The orthopedist advised us to visit the sun more often and drink vitamins, starting in September.
Doctors say that clubfoot may be hereditary, which eventually passes. My husband used to go to bed as a child, but after examining his shoes carefully, I noticed that he had a heel on the inside.
If clubfoot passes, it is not to the end.
How to treat?
Besides the fact that we need to visit the sun more often and drink vitamins, the orthopedist prescribed us a whole course of treatment.
It is necessary to undergo physiotherapy. To begin with electrophoresis with calcium, then paraffin wraps. After that, you have to undergo a massage course.
By the way, we did general strengthening massage up to a year. Three courses have passed, but then the problem of clubfoot did not stand so acutely, so they did not focus on the legs during the massage.
Special attention should be paid to shoes. When we were at the reception at the orthopedist, the doctor checked in which sandals the daughter walks. It was nice to hear from her, our shoes are correct.
It is important that the backdrop is tough enough so that the leg does not move out. Be sure to need a small heel. The instep should be small, as the large instep further wraps the leg inward.
We are still at the beginning, but I know for sure that soon my daughter will walk correctly.