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15 month old having weakness in legs. Bending of knees while walking. What should be done?

My 15 month old baby seems to have a weakness in his legs. I just noticed this issue in the last 3 hours. He was running around and playing with my 4 yr old, and then slowly I notice his knees begin to bend while he was walking. I monitored him, and he fell twice. However, after he falls he gets right back up and runs or walks away. Please help. I am nervous.
Asked On : Thu, 3 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician, Cardiology 's  Response
Don't get nervous because as you have mentioned it doesn't seems that he has any weakness in the leg.
There are some physiological variations in children from adult. Like bowing of lower limb( tibia) is common during 1st year of life, bowlegs ( increased gap between the knees of two legs) are common during second year and knock knees ( decreased gap between two knees) between 3 to 4 years.
I would suggest you to consult an orthopedic doctor to rule out any significant abnormality if there is any and also get an investigation done to rule out calcium or vitamin D deficiency as this is very common now a days and can cause weakness or leg deformity.
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Pediatrician Dr. Sudha Shree Venkataraman's  Response

Please visit your Pediatrician and get him examined if you have any doubts.

It may due to simple reasons like new foot wear/ injury/ post viral synovitis etc.
Your doctor will examine all her joints and neuromuscular system and rule out any major problems.

Hope my answer helps you.
Wish your baby good health.
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