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My almost 7 month old DS has been seeing a paediatrician since birth due to some major problems he had during delivery (umbi cord around neck, shoulder dystocia, no heartbeat or respiration on delivery, and seizures in his first 24 hours of life). Remarkably he is doing really well developmentally since then and there have seemed to be no problems, although in the last 2 months the paed has picked up that my DS's left foot has slight foot drop and stiffness. He referred DS to a physio and we had our first appointment yesterday. The physio is still going to do further assessments, but she mentioned that DS could have mild talipes in the left foot - she said maybe it wasn't picked up due to all the other dramas he had at the time of his birth.
I was wondering if anyone has had any experiences with their baby/child having this condition. How and when was it detected, and how was it treated? Have there been any lasting effects or problems as they have grown older?
As I said the physio is only suggesting this at the moment as she needs to assess DS further, but I'd like to prepare myself if it is talipes. Thanks!
:wave: my DD1 was born with a pretty extreme case of bilateral talipes (both feet) and DD2 was born with slight talipes.
DD2 has just woken up but i will try to remember to come back and post some details for you. if you have any specific questions feel free to ask away or PM me :D
just realised your in sydney, im south west syd.
ok DD2 is all tucked up in bed again.
DD1s were detected straight away when she was born (they were pretty hard to miss:p). she was trated a whole different way then how your son will probably as she needed casting. hers were also structural meaning her bones were deformed
DD2 had positional talipes (just our luck the 2 arnt even connected...DD1s are genetic and DD2s are just how she was sitting in the womb :rolleyes:) they were picked up after she was born simply becuase they were looking for it becuase of DD1. i didn't let annyone at the hospital touch her and saw our private physio in narellan so she was not treated until about 4 weeks (i have a 'thing' about people touching my girls after a physio stuffed DD1s feet up once, almost twice) all we need to do for her are stretches and her talipes is pretty much non existent now :smiliedance:.
your son if he has them may just need stretches and if needed maybe a splint....its not all that bad really.
Cool, thanks for sharing your experiences. I already have some exercises for my DS so hopefully that'll start to help soon.
Small world - I'm in the Narellan area too! :D
before i had DD1 i would never have though how much simple stretching could manipulate a part of your body, it really is amazing. DD2 had a problem with her neck as well as her slight talipes and just with stretches she is going well.
it is a small world. :yes: im actually in narellan vale :wave:
:fingerscrossed: that if your DS does have talipes he respond well to his stretches
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