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ladybugball Sun 14-Oct-12 16:50:56

DD 2yo ankle really turns inward when she's walking, as if her ankle is pointing inward instead of outwards. She's always had bandy legs but I've only really started to notice the foot roll since her last pair of shoes, the soles of the shoe are only worn down on the inside heel.
I've been into Clarks today and the lady recommend ankle boots to give her more stability. Is this just a toddler thing or should I get it checked out by GP?

lisad123 Sun 14-Oct-12 16:53:01

Go to GP and ask for referral to physio. It could be hypo mobility and require certain exercise or special boots.

ladybugball Sun 14-Oct-12 18:38:54

Thanks Lisad123, I wasnt sure if I was being PFB or not. I'll make a GP appointment in the morning, she is really flexable, can pull her shoulders right back and sits in ways that make me wince, I'm off to google more about Hypo Mobility as all depending on which GP I get to see will want me to pratically make my own diagnoises (sp)

ellesabe Sun 14-Oct-12 19:48:30

Dd is just the same. We went to see a physio when she was 20mo and still not walking unaided yet. The physio said she has slight hyper-mobility and a very high instep, both of which were causing her feet to roll inwards.
She also said that Clarks shoes are very flat and that we should get shoes that are more moulded inside. Incidentally, dd started walking the day after we saw the physio but we got her some hush-puppie shoes instead of Clarks and she seemed MUCH more comfortable in them.

Biscuitsneeded Sun 14-Oct-12 20:37:43

It sounds like hyper rather than hypo mobility and what you describe is exactly like my DS2 was. Does she do the W-sit? (legs either side of her, knees forward and feet back?). I took mine to GP at 18 months as he wasn't walking; he did so not long after that and before the referral to hospital came through but he rolled over on his ankles for ages and was confirmed hypermobile at the hosp. They haven't actually done anything for him other than to advise good, supportive shoes, but it's good to know I suppose...

tootiredtothinkofanickname Sun 14-Oct-12 20:51:26

You are not pfb at all. DS (19 months) has bow legs and is in toeing, so he is tripping a lot. He is walking and running all day, but looks quite unstable, a bit "bouncy" , and tends to fall over quite a lot when tired or running too fast. We've seen a specialist, and he said that it will take a couple of years for him to grow out of it, and that this is the worst age, as they start running and tripping more. He also advised not letting him sit in the W position described above. As for shoes, Clarks are not very supportive. I am buying Ricosta for DS and they make a big difference to his walking.

ladybugball Sun 14-Oct-12 21:03:08

Thanks everyone for replying smile
Yes to W shaped sitting, walked at 1yr (due to desperation I think as I kept putting all 'interesting' I.e dangerously stuff out of reach) but was and is very 'bouncy' when she walks and its starting to look like she's trying to skip?
She's always covered in bruises and bending & catching her fingers or feet in something too.
I'm really glad that other people have had experience of this, it wasn't until someone else mentioned about it that I started to add all the little things together.

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