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My 7 yr old son has a weird gait when he runs, his legs don't bend that much and it looks like his hips/pelvis doesn't move at all, should I be worried?

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Dr. William Moore
Pediatrics
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In brief: I would investigate

Talk to your pediatrician.
Let them evaluate your child after hearing your concerns. It may be normal, especially if he has always had that gait. It may be a muscle weakness issue that could require physical therapy. It might merit an x-ray and/or an orthopedic evaluation to rule out infection, anatomic problems or trauma. I would definitely look into it soon.

In brief: I would investigate

Talk to your pediatrician.
Let them evaluate your child after hearing your concerns. It may be normal, especially if he has always had that gait. It may be a muscle weakness issue that could require physical therapy. It might merit an x-ray and/or an orthopedic evaluation to rule out infection, anatomic problems or trauma. I would definitely look into it soon.
Dr. William Moore
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes.

Have him evaluated by a non-surgical sports medicine physician.
He may have congenital hip problems or other issues.

In brief: Yes.

Have him evaluated by a non-surgical sports medicine physician.
He may have congenital hip problems or other issues.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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