Hello, new to this site so hope im posting in the right area
My son is 11 months old, not walking on his own yet but is pulling him self up on furniture and walking along that and has been doing that for about 2 months.
My concern is that when he is standing and even walking along it he cannot seem to be able to stand flat footed, he is rite up on his tippy toes and when i try and encourage him to stand on his full foot he sits down straight away, its as if it hurts him or he just feels very unsteady, i managed to get a photo of him on his flat foot while my sister gentle supported him and was holding his knees to get him to. I will try and copy a picture of his feet to this post, when he does stand properly when im encouraging him hes ankles appear to be "rolling in" and just look completely out of place??
im 21 years old and since i started walking i was very flat footed and required orthotics, podiatrists could never work out why untill i was a little older and i started getting bunions (passed down from my great grandmother we think) now 21 years down the track i have massive bunions that are extremely painfull and has caused my feet, ankles, knees and even my hips to be out of place and im scared this is the start of that for my son.
Has anyone experienced something similar with the tippy toeing and ankles looking as tho the are rolled in when standing and what treatment or ways of fixing this do you do or where recommended to do?
im booked in with a very good podiatrist but just so worried in the meantime.
Any help or advise would be appreciated.