I feel bad for judging my friends decision on this because its not my place to, but I honestly think my friend is selfish. She has a 5 year old daughter who has rotated hips that make her feet turn in towards each other to where she is constantly falling down and you can tell just by looking at her feet that something is wrong. Her physical therapist wanted her to try these straps to retrain her so that she can remind herself to straighten out her feet when she walks and you can tell a major difference in her walk and even when she is just standing there. The down fall is that she has to wear them over her clothes and they wrap all the way up to her hips. Her mom refuses to let her wear them because she doesn't want her daughters friends and classmates to make fun of her because it would be socially damaging to her precious daughter! She said she is just going to let her daughter trip and fall all through her life until she is old enough to have surgery! What kind of parent is that?! What kind of mom would rather put her daughter through a major surgery that could have been prevented by making her wear the wraps? I am just curious what other people think and what would you do if you were in that situation?
on Mar. 12, 2014 at 8:22 PM