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Old 09-06-2012, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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My 6 year old daughter complains that her legs feel 'jiggly' a lot. Her vocab is limited so I try and ask her if they hurt, feel weak, tinging etc... but she doesn't understand. When I go shopping or to the mall, I always have to have her in a shopping cart or a push cart because she complains of being tired where as my 4 year old has no problems. She falls a lot at home over nothing and recently at school she comes home almost every 3 days where her knees banged because she falls. I ask her if a kid pushed her and she say the wind made her fall over. She is also smaller than my 4 year old.

I am getting concerned something is wrong with her but I can't figure out what it could be. She went in for a check up with her doctor and he said she was fine, but at the time I didn't discuss this issue because we have been unable to potty train her, we are on a waiting list at children's for a specialist to see her.

She is very smart, has tons of energy but I am wondering if this is all connected somehow.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:49 PM
 
Location: zone 5
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A spinal issue? That could cause weakness in the legs and bladder control problems. I would definitely mention it to the specialist, and to her pediatrician too. I'd call the pediatrician now if it will take a long time to see the specialists, so he can run some tests.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I agree, go back to the pediatrician.

My daughter used to complain about leg pain and she used to fall down a lot. In her case, it was growing pains, and then she was clumsy because she'd grown so fast and that was causing her to fall. It doesn't sound like that's what's causing your daughter's symptoms.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:57 AM
 
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The OP needs to tell the pediatrician about this. A physician needs ALL the information. Call him/her and let the office know of your concerns,

Has the OP contacted Children's Hospital in Denver? Frankly, for a 6 yr. old girl not being potty trained and having difficulty walking I'd be there in a heartbeat rather than on a waitlist.

http://www.childrenscolorado.org/about/index.aspx
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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6 year olds are notorious for being clumsy. I wouldn't worry about that. As for the tingling I would guess either growing pains or restless leg syndrome.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:58 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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The OP needs to tell the pediatrician about this. A physician needs ALL the information. Call him/her and let the office know of your concerns,

Has the OP contacted Children's Hospital in Denver? Frankly, for a 6 yr. old girl not being potty trained and having difficulty walking I'd be there in a heartbeat rather than on a waitlist.

Welcome to Children's Hospital Colorado - Children's Hospital Colorado-Denver Area, Rocky Mountain Region

OP said 6 year old has limited vocabulary also. Other medical issues ongoing??
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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When I was about 6 and even still today more then 30 years later, my legs ache. When I was about 6, they hurt and I wouldn't want to walk. I would be tired, because "tired" was how I knew to explain it. My mom would rub my legs and my feet. A heating pad helped a great deal.
My mother took me to the orthopedic, who did some tests and said I had one leg longer then the other and he pointed out that my lower legs were crooked. (I am somewhat bowlegged now)
Years later, another trip to another doctor said my hips had not done their childhood rotation, this doctor said I would never be able to have a child, my hips were not wide enough.
Anyway, I guess I adjusted this hip thing in my legs, rather then my back. They always ache, aspirin helps.
But maybe try a heating pad for your daughter, or rub them. Check with doctor, but maybe some icy hot or something like that. The heat helped me a lot.

Oh, 25 or so years after that trip to the doctor, I had to have a C section, my son never dropped into the birth canal.
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