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Question: limping 2 year old


 jackattackJA - Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:46 am

My 2 1/2 year began limping 3 days ago and favoring his right leg. There are no signs of an injury to the foot, ankle, or leg and he is not complaining of any pain. He is falling down frequently as is his leg just gives out. He is having difficulty when trying to run and usually results in his falling down. At what point do I take him to the doctor for it?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:14 am

User avatar Hello,
At two years of age your child should have a well-child exam so I would schedule an appointment with your pediatrician. Explain the symptoms so the doctor can rule out any underlying problem. It could be something minor like loose ligaments but it is always best to check these things out. Stress fractures can occur in children this age and can be hard to diagnose. There may or may not be acute pain involved even in this.

Best wishes.

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