A 31-year-old female asked:
my sons ankle shakes once in awhile for a secind, usually while sleeping. he is almost three months old and ahead on his milestones. is this normal?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Steven Sheskier answered
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes: His nervous system is still developing. It starts with head control and works its way down. Last thing to gain control is the last muscle group (the anus).Enjoy children while young!
Answered on Sep 24, 2013
Dr. Daniel Farber answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes: Nothing to worry about. Kids do all sorts of funny stuff as their nervous system develops.
Answered on Apr 26, 2013
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is seen even while awake with stimulus up to a year or so.The nervous system takes about 22-25 yrs to finish wiring up all connections.This would be considered abnormal in adults and older kids but not in young infants.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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