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My 14 month twin is walking a little bent

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Skysha Fri 12-Apr-19 18:31:44

I was just wondering if anyone could help me. My twin 1 daughter who is now 14 month and I have just realised she is walking a little bent. Whilst walking one foot is straight whilst the other is bent to the side. I'm so concerned and have just saw it now and I don't know how I will get through this weekend. Has anyone else experienced this and if so what help is available to correct this.

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TrixieFranklin Fri 12-Apr-19 18:39:48

How long has she been walking for? Why don't you think you can get through the weekend?

Hollowvictory Fri 12-Apr-19 18:44:24

You can't get through the weekend? What do you mean? This is very concerning indeed. Much more so than the walking issue. Do you have a crisis worker you could call?

Jambalaya76 Fri 12-Apr-19 18:46:40

Have you a photo of her foot?

Skysha Fri 12-Apr-19 18:54:19

She's been walking since she was 11 months and I havent seen it before unless she has been walking like this but I never realised. She did have a home visit for her one year old assessment and the HV didn't see anything out the regular. Nor did I until a few hours ago that my sister pointed it out and now I can't unsee it. I meant as in I can't go to the GP but I could go to the hospital if need be. It doesn't look clear in pictures but it's the foot opposite the black cloth

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Jambalaya76 Fri 12-Apr-19 18:57:52

Doesn't look too bad. Maybe take her to the doctors on Monday

TrixieFranklin Fri 12-Apr-19 18:58:22

Take her to hospital to be seen by whom? This is in no way an emergency situation, just call your GP on Monday.

Skysha Fri 12-Apr-19 19:00:43

Yeah that's what I'm thinking too. They won't see her in hospital because it's not an emergency that's why I'm going to have to wait until Monday. I was just wondering if anyone else had experienced this too

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DrWhy Fri 12-Apr-19 19:00:58

Yep talk to your GP (or HV although I know MN hates them) on Monday, they can check if it’s normal and if not what the cause is and how to treat it.

Skysha Fri 12-Apr-19 19:02:33

I looked up potential diagnosis and found club foot but surely club foot is visible from birth or a few weeks after birth

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Bittern11 Fri 12-Apr-19 19:05:23

If this is the first you’ve seen if it, and your sister had to point it out to you, it won’t be club foot!!

Maybe your dd has knocked or hurt her foot. Wait until Monday, see how it is. Don’t panic!

Skysha Fri 12-Apr-19 19:08:41

Yeah I guess so. I'll wait until Monday I just can't help but feel so worried

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concernedforthefuture Fri 12-Apr-19 19:08:47

Take her to the GP next week for a check up. No need to rush to A&E / out of hours as they won't do anything as it's not an emergency (unless you think she's in a lot of pain but I'm guessing that's not the case as you didn't mention it). It could be a sign of a problem with her hip, but could also be nothing so don't worry. My DC have gone through various stages or walking / holding themselves a bit strange as toddlers, only for it to stop a few days later.

SummerHouse Fri 12-Apr-19 19:12:54

Skysha I urge you to put away Google and Mumsnet. Monday will be here soon enough. I totally get how you feel. I noticed that my DS had a curved bum line which slanted off to the right. I was convinced this meant a curved spine. But it wasn't. It was nothing. Yes, get it checked. But don't worry. Easy to say I know. flowers

FindaPenny Fri 12-Apr-19 19:19:01

My 7 year old had stiff legs recently from a virus and was walking as you described. One foot pointing towards 12 o'clock and one towards 10 o'clock. It could be something like that, but honestly if you hadn't told us what to look for in the picture, I wouldn't have known at all.

Skysha Fri 12-Apr-19 19:20:56

Thing is you can't tell in the picture but when she's walking you can tell and it's very obvious

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ChiaraRimini Fri 12-Apr-19 21:19:06

Hi OP.
You could take her to out of hours GP tomorrow if you don't want to wait until morning. It's probably nothing to worry about but at this age it's best to be on the safe side.
My DD had joint pain which caused her to walk funny, it turned out to be due to a virus but the doctors took it quite seriously and she was sent straight to hospital for tests to rule out anything more serious.

NewName54321 Fri 12-Apr-19 22:23:11

If the foot isn't hot and walking isn’t causing her pain, wait until Monday. Video her walking on your phone over the weekend, without making any kind of deal to her about it, so you can show the GP what you mean in case it's not obvious and your DD won't perform when asked.

Why can't you get through the weekend? Is something else going on?

Bittern11 Thu 18-Apr-19 22:27:01

@Skysha, how is your dd?

Skysha Fri 19-Apr-19 16:52:32

So quick update I took her to my health visitor and she has referred her to orthopedic or someone on the lines of that. She doesn't seem to be in pain when she walks and she is 14 months old

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