Hi, my 6 year old daughter, who is autistic woke
Hello. I just read through your question.
Most cases of limp in kids this age are due to muscle strain, perhaps after one night in an awkward sleeping position. In the absence of a known injury, and because she is bearing weight on the leg and not reporting pain, a fracture is very unlikely. However, any child who has a limp that does not improve over a 24 - 48 hour period, should be examined by a doctor.