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What might cause a limping 18 month baby boy with no history of trauma?
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
In brief: Number of conditions
Limping is not normal and requires thorough evaluation of toe, ankle, knee, hip, and even spine.
Have him checked!

In brief: Number of conditions
Limping is not normal and requires thorough evaluation of toe, ankle, knee, hip, and even spine.
Have him checked!
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Several points
Few parents visually monitor their kid 24/7 so there are some gaps where a toddler jumps down off a couch onto their outstretched heal rather than a flat foot.
This action can bump the hip joint & cause a swelling in the joint that causes limping hours later.They might also injure their leg or foot the same way.Germs in the hip or knee are a scary cause of a limp. A dr eval is worth the trip.

In brief: Several points
Few parents visually monitor their kid 24/7 so there are some gaps where a toddler jumps down off a couch onto their outstretched heal rather than a flat foot.
This action can bump the hip joint & cause a swelling in the joint that causes limping hours later.They might also injure their leg or foot the same way.Germs in the hip or knee are a scary cause of a limp. A dr eval is worth the trip.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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