Only noticed today. She is 8. Worried. Any ideas, or is this normal? I haven't measured difference as I don't want to worry her. Can't stop looking at her legs now! It's thigh and calf. No pain. Anyone?
is it a 'muscular' difference or does one look sort of swollen?
we see a consultant regularly because of dc's curve in the spine and he recons that many children are growing assymetrically. and that scooters should be banned could one leg just be her dominant leg? my left arm is much more muscular because it's my 'carrying' arm.
Dd2 is smaller on everything on her left hand side. Her ear is 1cm smaller, and she was born with her left hand missing-those are the biggest differences, but her left leg is slightly narrower, her left eye socket, her left foot, etc. I believe it is normal (checked with her consultants at the limb centre) to have not quite the same size of everything. It's just unusual for it all to be the left side.
OK, I measured her. It wasn't very scientifically done but I reckon there's about a half centimetre difference between left and right calf at their widest point. Does anyone have any idea whether this might be within normal variation for an 8 year old? Legs don't seem different in length, just width. Arms look the same.
Narmada - I have ben watching her closely the last couple of days and I haven't noticed her using the "larger" leg any more than the other for anything.