Tuesday, June 12, 2007
a little advise please
As you all know Paige had a cast on her leg for just over 3 weeks. She had it removed last week when the doctor x-rayed it again and said all looked well.

This is my dilema. She is still not walking on it correctly. She kind of pulls it behind her not wanting to bend the knee area. She looks a little like a toy soldier walking all stick legged.

Have any of you ever broken a leg? How long did it take you to start bending it and walking normally? She had a hair line fracture just below the knee and was in a walking cast, thus her knee did not bend for 3 weeks.

I really don't want to call the doctor yet because I know what will happen. He will want me to bring her in for another x-ray. We want to avoid that at all cost.

So, iternet friends, lay it on me. What should I do? How long do you think it should take for her to be walking normally?

Thanks so much.

  posted at 8:10 AM  

At 8:44 AM, Blogger missy said...

When my daughter broke her arm a couple of years ago, it took her a good two weeks to use it and longer than that to use it properly. We actually had to force her to start bending it, she was a bit scared it would hurt and it was still quite stiff. I wouldn't worry unless it continues past a couple of weeks.

At 10:16 AM, Blogger Heidi @ GGIP said...

Sorry I can't help you--never broken any bones...

Hopefully what missy says will work for you

At 11:10 AM, Blogger Corrie said...

I don't have a personal experience to share with you, but our neighbor's daughter broke her arm a couple of months ago. When they took the cast off, she kept her arm in that same position for weeks! It was kinda funny. Even now, she will still hold it in cast position most of the time and definetely uses it less than she used to. Hope she does better soon!

At 11:09 PM, Blogger Qtpies7 said...

She's young, she'll grow out of it, but between walking that way being a habit, and the fear of pain, I'm sure it will take some time. It may still hurt or be stiff.
Try waiting a week and then try to surprise her with something that would get her moving quickly and forget about her leg. A special playground trip, or some ball playing in the back yard that calls for some competitive running.
I hope your kids like the fishy faces at my blog, lol, they scared me at first, but they are really funny! I had to wait and wait and wait for Wednesday to get here to post them!

At 7:03 AM, Blogger Military Mommy said...

I also don't have any experience with that. But I can certainly pray for her. :) And will.

At 7:32 AM, Blogger Mike M said...

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At 8:31 AM, Blogger Melanie said...

I would think it's probably stiff from being in one position for so long. I'd give her a bit more time to adjust.

At 10:35 AM, Blogger maudie-mae said...

I broke my arm when I was six years old I had a cast up above my elbow for six weeks. When the cast came off, I could not bend my arm for a few weeks. The dr. told me to soak my arm in warm water several times a day and gently work it back and forth until I got range of motion back. This can be done in the bathtub a couple of times a day. That may be all she needs to do. Hope this is of help for you


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