(I'm sorry I posted it to the wrong category (Neurologist) previously, I hope this time it goes to the Pediatrics category) For the baby at my family. Toes of her right foot are tense tight, and they are always stretching down. With external help (we using our hands) the toes are able to be lifted up a bit, but they still cannot be lifted up angled like the left foot, and we can feel they are tense tight when we lift them. And there looks like sth like a vein maybe (or tight muscle??) too. It's not just a line there, one may feel it with our hands as it is protuding out (sorry english is my 2nd language I hope you know what i mean). Pls see this picture for reference: http://i46.tinypic.com/2nta1s9.jpg
Is it a problem of muscle strains? Will it become problem of muscle fibrosis? Cos they are real tense tight.
Is this an inborn thing? Or are these blood circulation side effects from the SpO2 monitor that she underwent after birth (which lasted at least around 3 months as she stayed in the hospital)? Or are they caused by those many needlings onto her feet (doctors took quite a number of blood test from her feet)?
Baby girl was born premature, at 26 weeks (but the hospital records it as 25 weeks). From birth to now is 4.5 months time.
We observed the toe was already slightly down 1 week after birth. And 1 month after birth we could see clearly the foot looks like swollen (both feet look swollen at that time, but right foot looks much severe).
More photo references: http://i46.tinypic.com/np2tci.jpg http://i47.tinypic.com/r874u1.jpg http://i48.tinypic.com/2e3x4lk.jpg Thank you so much!
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Thank you Dr Yogindra.
Do you think it is more like a born with thing, or more likely it was affected by the treatments she had in the hospital? The doctors here at the hospital suggests physiotherapy, do you think that might be effective too (esp if that is inborn thing)?