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    Default Clicky joints in 9 month old.....normal?

    Apologies for long post....

    My DS has had a "clicky knee" since he was newborn which was noticed by the MCHN but noted as common in newborns.

    He is now 9 months and I feel like all joints are now very clicky.

    I can feel him crick and crack when I pick him up or move him in any way.
    He doesn't seem to be bothered by it. I should note that both DH and I are 'double jointed' so not sure if he's just like us or if this is something else...

    I called the MCHN to get an appointment to have her check him over just to see if this is in the realm of normal or if I should get him checked out by a Dr.

    She would not make me an appointment, said she could not make such an assessment and that I should go to GP if I am concerned.

    I took him to our GP today, he really wasn't interested in listening to me at all.

    He kept talking about dislocation of hips being the only concern in babies and checked DS hips which were fine.

    I kept telling him that I am not concerned about his hips, that it is the knees, elbows, shoulders, back, ribs that I feel clicking.

    He didn't even check any of these, just said "don't worry about that, there is nothing we can do about that anyway. Are you a first time mum? It's ok you're just a little over anxious because he's your first!"

    I would be happy to accept this assessment if he had even moved his legs and arms to check his joints, but he didn't.

    I am now feeling very frustrated and am looking into taking him to a Paediatric Physio just to get him looked at properly before accepting that this is normal.

    Have any of you found this with your bubs at this age? Is clicking joints in 9 month olds common and normal?


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    No experience here but might be worth trying a chiro?

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    Thanks Myztik, I am trying to look up reviews / recommended Paedatric Physio's / Chiro's/ Osteo's atm....not having much luck getting recommendations though....

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    My son had very loose knee joints that clunked (you could easily move shin bone sideways at knee on the thigh bone) before he started weight bearing though legs. But once he started standing it went away. He wasnt delayed at all for weight bearing. It's not common to have clicking joints but it is in the realm of normal and doesnt necessarily point to a condition. Once the muscles increase in strength they will help to stabilise the joints more.

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    he isn't quite crawling yet so maybe once he's moving things will tighten up more, thanks

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    My DS has had clicking knees too. He'd also had his hips checked via ultrasound at about 6 weeks or so... I spoke to my gp at 6 weeks who said it was just lose ligaments and quite common (she also spoke to the local pediatrician to confirm this).

    His knees were still clicking around his 1st birthday and my gp checked his legs and said as they aren't bowed and he bares weight on them there should be no concern as it doesn't bother him. She said we will re-check once he is fully walking to make sure he isn't having issues such as a limp or anything.

    If the gp didn't even look at his legs tho I'd be getting a second opinion.

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    Thanks, I've decided to get an assessment done by a Paediatric Physio just to be sure.

    Just need to find one, thinking I'll enquire at Children's Hospital.


 

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