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Hypermobility

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Christine88 Mon 21-Nov-16 21:07:07

Hi, my son is nearly 3, he was born with positional talipes which was corrected with boots and bar and physio. Recently I noticed that when he walks his ankles seem to be bending outwards, almost like they're giving out on him! He is incredibly clumsy, which I put down to him being a toddler! So we took him to the doctors, who referred us to a specialist at the hospital. He has now been diagnosed with hypermobility and increased internal rotation in both hips. Not sure what this means really but just wondering if anyone has any knowledge/words of advice/ help to make me understand and if I can do anything to help my son thank you

drspouse Mon 21-Nov-16 22:06:36

Have they suggested orthotics? Our DS has this and it's made a big difference. He is quite mild though and other posters have DC with more severe difficulties.

Christine88 Mon 21-Nov-16 22:44:43

No they haven't suggested anything, he's quite mild too so I'm assuming that's why they didn't think it was that big a deal! He didn't really say much at the hospital and it was only when I got the cc of the letter he sent to my gp that I realised.

drspouse Tue 22-Nov-16 08:36:33

I'd talk to your GP about orthotics then.
Also be aware it can affect pencil grip, make him tired etc. Are his fingers double jointed?

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