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Not sure if this is a problem or not, what do you think?

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RhubarbEatsBiscuitsOnTheBog Wed 01-Oct-08 16:08:29

Ok, this is going to be hard to explain. ds now 4 has a funny run. He has always had this. His right leg sort of goes round in a semi-circle from his body when running.

Everyone I've mentioned this to says it's cute, which I'm sure it is, but I did assume he would grow out of it.

He doesn't run as fast as other children his age, he just can't seem to get the speed up and I think it's because of his funny run.

Other things that may have absolutely nothing to do with it are that he's quite short for his age and he does have a bit of a problem in keeping up when we go out walking, or just walking to school. Also he doesn't appear to have very prominent hips, his trousers just slip down, we've had to buy him braces.

His legs are fine, he was last checked out as a tot and everything was ok.

It's not noticeable until he runs. His last two nurseries have mentioned it but they both said they thought it was just one of those things. It may well be, but I can't help feeling a little uneasy about it.

Worth mentioning to doc or am I just making a big deal out of a little trait?

AnAngelWithin Wed 01-Oct-08 16:09:31

my 4 year old ds runs like this too. Maybe ask the HV if you are concerned though.

RhubarbEatsBiscuitsOnTheBog Wed 01-Oct-08 16:11:06

Ah, I'm glad someone else has this problem!

We've just moved and not sure who my HV is or if that's even relevant now he's at school.

Has anyone else had a run like this and has grown out of it?

RhubarbEatsBiscuitsOnTheBog Wed 01-Oct-08 16:23:10


RhubarbEatsBiscuitsOnTheBog Wed 01-Oct-08 17:10:46

Another comment perhaps? A happy smiley? A little bump?

mankymummy Wed 01-Oct-08 17:12:38

My DS is 3 and runs like this. except its both his legs, it looks like his hips are wiggling round as he runs.

finknottle Wed 01-Oct-08 17:16:11

I think it's something you'll always notice and then worry about, so better get it checked out now, for peace of mind.
I wondered about s1's legs/seeming uneven & turns out he has mild scoliosis, curvature of the spine. He just does lots of sport which he loves any way & his paed monitors it so no big deal but put me firmly in the "have it checked out" camp.
hth smile

RhubarbEatsBiscuitsOnTheBog Wed 01-Oct-08 17:23:48

Well if other poster's sons have it, then perhaps it's a common trait and I should stop worrying.

Thanks guys! smile

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