My son is going to be 4 in less than two months. Since he was 2, people have notice and commented on the fact that he walks crooked. I didn't notice anything wrong and thought those people were crazy and actually got quite annoyed when they brought it up. DH however insisted that he go see the pediatrician who assessed that there was nothing wrong w/him but he should go see a physical therapist. So when he was 2.5, we brought him to a pt, who said that he his pointing his left to inward, but sometimes not. However, we didn't feel the therapy sessions were making any difference in him so we stopped. Lately though, I've been noticing that he seems to be doing it more, and he's sort of dragging that foot, and is running knock-knee and he holds his elbows to his side while he walks, sort of like (this sounds so bad) someone with cerebral palsy. But I know he doesn't have cp.
He seems happy and healthy most of the time, but it's starting to concern me when I see him walking and running sometimes. His preschool teacher had suggested last year to see an pediatric orthopedist. But I never went. Now I have this sinking feeling that something is wrong w/his bones. I just wrote a post on the Nutrition and Healthy Eating board that I'm concerned that he may need some mineral supplements as he eats soo much dairy and have been reading (mostly from vegan and paleo-diet sources) how dairy is actually so bad for your bones. But who would be the right person to take him to? A chiro? It takes so long to find out if chiropractic care is working, doesn't it? Maybe an osteopath?
I used to be a shopaholic, now I'm a create-a-colic! (Mother to two boys)