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So my son walking (13 months) is still a toddler? I may have from time to time ankle clonus (bits 1-2)? Yes or not?

So my son walking (13 months) is still a toddler? I may have from time to time ankle clonus (bits 1-2)? Yes or not?

A 13 month old..: ...Is a toddler. He is therefore expected to walk like a toddler. Because you have clonus does not mean he will have clonus. I'm not certain what you are asking when you type "yes or not.". ...Read more

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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Dr james. So my son (13 month) walking is still a toddler? I may have from time to time ankle clonus (bits 1-2)? It is normal? He is perfect!

Normal finding: I see no reason for you to obsess over this issue. The only way to know if your child has a normal nervous system is to have a complete exam done by a physician knowledgeable about kids in this age group. ...Read more

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How to treat leg cramps for toddler, which causes unable to walk? What is the cause of it? How long will it last?

How to treat leg cramps for toddler, which causes unable to walk? What is the cause of it? How long will it last?

Leg cramps: Any cause of leg cramps in a toddler needs to be investigated, especially to rule out infection , tumor(leukemia) or legg perthes disease. ...Read more

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2 yr toddler has ingrown toe nails.Has always preferred to walk n jump on the toes like ballerinas.Doc suspects infection.How to stop him walk on toes?

2 yr toddler has ingrown toe nails.Has always preferred to walk n jump on the toes like ballerinas.Doc suspects infection.How to stop him walk on toes?

Needs evaluation: 1st thing is that your toddler needs to be evaluated to see if there is a medical reason he walks on toes such as short achilles tendon or equinus. If not then exercises may be needed. ...Read more

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How to get my child walking faster?

How to get my child walking faster?

Ready: He will walk when he is ready and generally around the same time that parents and siblings did. Various devices like jumping gyms and devices that encourage climbing help strengthen his leg muscles and may encourage him to be more upright but he will walk when it is time for him. All the best. ...Read more

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What does walking normally start like in toddlers?

What does walking normally start like in toddlers?

Read on: If u mean what does it look like usually the legs are spread wide apart and the feet outward , slow wobbly steps. Remember the best for foot ware are the socks with strips in the bottom, if there must be a shoe. Very soft and flexible. ...Read more

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How can I help my child who is 15 months and not walking yet?

How can I help my child who is 15 months and not walking yet?

Be patient: The cdc recommends getting an evaluation if a child is not walking at 18 mos. Of age. I would suggest giving your child a bit more time before worrying. Remember that while there are some definite problems, most kids simply develop at their own pace (which has little to do with how they end up). You can always discuss it with your child's doctor or nurse practitioner if you are still worried. ...Read more

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How do I stand after falling? I have balance issues and have to use a cane to walk.

How do I stand after falling? I have balance issues and have to use a cane to walk.

Physical Therapy: Balance issues can be caused by many things, when the troulbe leads to falls, it is more urgent .And the source should be looked in to. Physical therapy after a hospitalization is a good start, as they can do balance and vestibular testing. A good neurological evaluation may also be prudent. See your doctor before you fall again, . ...Read more

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Can anxiety make u feel off balance n weird feeling I pass Romberg n everyone says I walk fine ?

Can anxiety make u feel off balance n weird feeling I pass Romberg n everyone says I walk fine ?

Indirectly, yes.: Anxiety is anticipation of something frightening that isn't imminent. Like fear, it can activate the flight, fight or freeze response which triggers stress hormones. These hormones increase your heart and respiratory rate. If your respiratory rate exceeds your body's need for oxygen, you can experience symptoms of hyperventilation syndrome, some of which you describe in your note. ...Read more

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