Foot turn

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  1. NavyLouise

    NavyLouise Well-Known Member

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    I took Enid to get weighed on friday and the HV said she didn't like to look of how her left foot is turned outwards. It's something I've noticed before but thought she would grow out of because when she was born her feet were pointing upwards, which has now corrected itself (with help from mummy's feet massages!).

    No one else has ever commented on it but this HV scared the life out of me saying it looks strange and their could be a big problem! I took her to the GP to get it looked at and they kept checking her hips and felt around a lot, now E has to get an ultrasound and see a pediatric Dr to find out whats wrong. She told me there's a chance it could be hip dysplasia?

    Just wondering if anyone has any experience with any of this? Enid is 6 and a half months now and I'm worried if it'll have a negative affect on her later on?
     
  2. scn

    scn Well-Known Member

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    Most children with hip dysplasia go on to lead a full normal life with no disability. If it is this, she will have a plaster cast fitted to keep her hip in the correct position for at least 12 weeks.
    Hopefully it's not that though and something which is self correcting xx
     
  3. knopk@

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    My sons feet were pointing inwards but its corrected itself. Its better to be checked out, hope its something mild x

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    Not got any advice or anything hun but just wanted to offer some love & cuddles :hugs: xxx
     
  5. tweetyfoo

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    Don't have any experience myself but I think MeMyGirls&I's LO has/had hip displaysia?
     
  6. Me, My Girls & I

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    It could turn out to be nothing, but IMO it's best to get it checked out and be on the safe side! And it's good your HV said something, even if it has made you worry :hug: my oldest has hip Dysplasia, she didn't get diagnosed til 11 months and spent just short of 4 months in plaster! She's had some hurdles along the way, but is now a perfectly normal 4 year old and does exactly the same as all her friends, running about and all that! I'm sure I posted about it when she was in plaster, I'll see if I can find it! Try not to worry though, it bothers us mummies more than them :hug: xxx
     
  7. Emamay

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    I think it's better to have these things pointed out at a younger age... Babies are still very "pliable"... I don't know how to word what I mean, but like, a lot can be corrected a lot easier because they're still growing.

    I'm sure it'll all be fine hun xx
     
  8. Me, My Girls & I

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    Thanks all!

    Mmgai, thanks for the info! Just had a look at your thread, gosh she is soo cute! I'm glad the cast worked for her and she recovered so well, even though it was a long process :) It's good to see a positive story as I'd never heard of this before and try not to google too much as I know I'll scare myself!
    I'm hoping we get the scan date through soon so we can find out and I'll keep you updated :) thanks again :hugs:
     
  10. KarenC

    KarenC Well-Known Member

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    Big hugs, hun. Hope it all turns out OK xxx
     
  11. Gayle30

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    My cousins girl had this but she had very severe and spent 4 years in and out of hospital having casts and operations and is pinned in several places. She is now a healthy and fit 9 year old and goes to dancing and gymnastics. I also have a friend who's now ballet dancer, had 6 months in an A frame for this when she was 6ish months. Its easily corrected sweetie. Although I hope it turns out to be nothing. Bug hugs xxx

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  12. Me, My Girls & I

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    I'll keep everything crossed for you hun :hug: there's been lots of mummies on here whose little ones have been scanned/x rayed and I'm sure there's not been any other LOs with it!

    Gayle, they thought K was going to need further surgery, but thankfully we got the almost all clear in Jan! Although the thought of what they'd have to do petrified me!
     
  13. Gayle30

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    I know :( wee Eilidh was brave. She came on so well in other ways and was reading and writing very early because moment was limited. Ive never seen such a confident child actually. Xx

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  14. KarenC

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    Hi hun. I just thought of you and wondered how you're doing? Do you know how soon you'll get your scan? I wanted to write because I was changing Tilly's nappy yesterday and noticed that she has uneven creases on her thighs and bum, and when I stretch her legs out, her left leg appears shorter than her right by about half a cm or more. I am terrified now and *smack me over the head* have been googling hip dysplasia.

    Needless to say I am taking her to the GP tomorrow to ask them to check her and probably to refer her for an x-ray.

    Just the thought of it is making me cry right now. Me, My girls & I - thanks for posting up your experience of it. I'm glad that your LO is all well now and that it wasn't too bad an experience. I am just praying that it's not hip dysplasia for us - I can't imagine my wee, mad, active girl all bound up in plaster :cry::cry::cry: She's nearly 1 year old and trying to walk, bless her, and the thought of having to put it on hold is horrible.

    I know there's no point in worrying until there's a diagnosis, and I know these symptoms don't always point to hip dysplasia, but I just can't help feeling down about it all.

    Kerry, I hope Enid is OK. Keep us updated. Hugs xxx
     
  15. Gayle30

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    Awe karen ~ big hugs. Naughty naughty for googling. Keep us updated-both of you. I pray neither enid nor tilly needs intervention xxxxx

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  16. KarenC

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    Thanks, hun. I'm a natural pessimist, so thinking the worst right now xxx
     
  17. Hope81

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    Far from being a specialist on that BUT even if it is not all cases end up on surgery. There are a lot of tricks that can be tried in mild cases like wear double diapers or even triple to keep te legs far apart for example or some orthopedic devices that are put only during the night while they are sleeping in more severe cases. Not every and each one ends up in a surgery and a plaster.
    Karen surely hv and gp checked her until now for that?
    Amelie saw the doctor when born that hacked for that, at 6 weeks old the baby clinic doctor also checked for that and at 6 m old checked also the baby clinic doctor checked for that? So actually you have at least 3 occasions or more of they get sick and visit their gp to check for hip dysphasia?
    Maybe it's not a routine that in uk but why on earth wouldn't it be as its dead easy to point out babies that need further investigations.
    Fx for both of you.
    Remember not everything ends up in surgery or in a plaster unless very severe and bloody hell make a holy scandal if she got undiagnosed with a very severe case until almost 1 year old :(
     
  18. Gayle30

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    Think it is routine hope to check here at birth then the 6 week check includes specific hip check. Not sure if it can occur after so long-I don't know enough about it .

    I had clicky hips when I was born. My mum had me in double nappies until 6 months and that corrected me.

    Fingers crossed xxx

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  19. KarenC

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    Thanks, Hope - she was checked at birth and at 6 week check, but that's it. I hardly ever visit my HV for weighing, so nobody has seen her for some time and certainly no HV has ever checked her hips. There's no hip click and the mobility of the joint seems OK still. I'm a bit confused, as there is an extra crease on the longer leg - the possible 'unaffected' leg - whereas I'd expect there to be an extra crease on the affected leg? I dunno, I guess I just have to wait and see. I'm just very impatient... FX, eh? xxx
     
  20. tweetyfoo

    tweetyfoo Well-Known Member

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    Oh Karen sorry to hear you are worried

    As a mum of a boy who has a load of surprises in him I can assure you that whatever it is you will cope fine.

    I find the "waiting to find out what's wrong" a lot worse than something actually being wrong iykwim.

    Hopefully it will be nothing and she just had designer creases in her legs. Let us know how you get on xx


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