My LO”s ankles collapse downward towards the floor a bit is this what you mean? We are pretty sure it”s due to the lower muscle tone in his body. We have him in physical therapy through Early Intervention and he also wears a supportive device in his shoes to help provide ankle support. He walks and moves fine overall, he is just a little uncoordinated and unbalanced sometimes, but is perfectly healthy otherwise (we don”t know why he has the lower muscle tone). Our physical therapist says she a seeing a lot of these cases.
Our LO turns his ankles inward and kind of walks a little on one of them. He”s in EI for speech and they want him to get shoe inserts to help correct his walking. He has extremely flat feet and they said this is one cause of it. Flat feet run in both if our families with men and women having it. A lot of our family members have shoe inserts so I”m not surprised he has flat feet. We haven”t called the doctor yet to have him fitted but will soon.
Mine has this and she wears ankle braces now and they help a Ron! She didn”t walk until 16 mos but now she online slots runs, climbs, and jumps with both feet off the ground. Her physical therapist expects her to wear the braces about a year.
In some kids it doesn”t affect their ability to walk and balance. And also somw resolve on their own.
However, apparently it can lead to misalignment of knees and hips and some pain later in life if not corrected. That”s why we decided to correct with braces. Some just choose to wait it out though.
My LO has something like this. I had him looked at at the childrens specialty hospital here and what he has is called internal tibial tortion. I was told that although back in the day they would give children cookies( goes in shoe) or braces they no longer do that and let it work itself out. It should be gone by the time he is 7 8 and if not then he could need surgery. I was also told the odds of that are very slim. I also had this issue as a child and had the cookies and my feet were over corrected and I have had issues ever since. Unless your LO is having major issues with falling over his feet I would not bother if this is what he has. If this is not what it sounds like, I would not wait the earlier the intervention the better. I have needed intervention with 2 of the kids and it has been a big help.