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|Tue, 03-23-2010 - 4:08pm|
I have a few questions here as I know some of you have kids with these
co-morbids ie low muscle tone, flexible joints etc....
This morning when Nicholas and I were at OT, I told his therapist that I notice Nic walks with his feet pointed out. This is something my father did and it was extreme. I suspect he had his own problems with low muscle tone as it was told to me that he didn't walk until he was 3.
Anyway the OT was looking at his feet and pointed out how far inward Nic's ankles are when he stands. They don't aline straight with his feet and legs and she said it looked pretty extreme. She also pointed out his flat feet. She said this is sometimes caused by people who are double jointed or have flexible joints...
Interesting as Nic always amazes the family get togethers because he likes to put his feet behind his head LOL.
So I have some concerns because she said if It's not looked into (the ankle part anyway) then he will eventually end up in pain with the way he walks and the odd pressure he puts on his feet.
I have been googling information but I thought I'd come here and ask the real "experts" lol. Also who should I take him to to figure out what help he needs? A PT? A Orthopedic Surgeon? A Foot Doctor?
I cant' believe I missed this all these years.