My Daughter Ashley developed problems with her legs and feet.

Bobby - posted on 11/01/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 20 yr old daughter Ashley developed problems with her legs and feet as she got older. She was born at 24 weeks gestation weighing 1 lb 10.2 Oz. She has nontraumatic leg pain that worsens with exertion, of both legs, that is increasingly getting worse on the left leg, which is Proximal to the anterior/posterior side of her ankle with pain running to the anterior side of the tibia and fibula.

Do to her feet and lower legs she has extreme difficulty moving forward, walking, standing, kneeling, or running with further difficulties in twisting, turning, or repetitive bending like walking upstairs. She is unable to function as a normal 20 year old female of her age with normal Physical functioning of her peers.

Her foot will not extend beyond neutral without pain, with sensory loss of lateral side of the metatarsal and phalanges. The pain level is staying around 10+ with no medication at this point.

She did not wear braces on her legs, Ashley had to wear corrective shoes on both feet that wear specially made orthopedic shoes that prevented intoeing. She is extremely flat footed, she walks on the outside of her foot with her shoes wearing to the outside of the heel.


Sarah - posted on 11/01/2015




The pain you describe needs clarification, I understand the terminology but am still confused. If the pain is proximal to both the anterior/posterior side, you are saying it hurts near the front and back and then runs up the up the front (anterior) aspect of her shin. Maybe describe it in plainer terms. It sounds like shin splint pain, and my son is struggling with that type of pain terribly. However, if she has had it chronically and has not been active, then it would have improved. If she is flat footed, but does not wear inserts to prevent her from rolling inward, then maybe the pain is from her working to walk on the outside of the foot.
Do you believe this is related to her premature birth?

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