Growing Children And Awkward Walking

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byThomas William Nunn

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906. Excerpt: ... The movement of the foot in walking is a harmony, but one very liable to be converted into a discord. Injuries in early childhood, unobserved or unrecognised, from falls or sprains, frequently lie at the root of ungainly walking. We must, however, look more in detail for what it is that hinders the muscles from moving the foot in the manner most conducive to obtaining the best result. Is the fault in the muscles themselves? Are they insufficiently stimulated by the nerves, under-nourished by the blood vessels, or are they placed at a disadvantage by reason of an abnormality in the shape of the bones, and in the conformation and internal economy of the joints? Is there some disturbed condition of the nervous system by reflex irritation or actual disease? The reply to these questions varies with the case. Mobility of the joints, from the hip downwards, must be absolutely unimpeded. A cause of want of mobility at the hip may arise in the ligaments of the joint, in the very numerous muscles that surround it, or in the neck of the thigh bone--that part between the shaft of the bone and the socket of the haunch bone, and which is at an angle with the shaft--or it may be in the synovial membrane within the joint. The hip joint is so hidden by muscle that to estimate accurately the nature of the impediment is difficult. Any want of mobility at the hip reacts at the knee and ankle joints. The widening of the hips, such as takes place in girls at puberty, of itself modifies the shape of the extreme upper end of the thigh bone (the neck just mentioned) and has an influence on the bearings of the whole limb. The upper and outer part of the shaft of the thigh bone, which to the touch seems so immediately beneath the skin, is in reality separated from the skin by a den...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906. Excerpt: ... The movement of the foot in walking is a harmony, but one very liable to be converted into a discord. Injuries in early childh...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217315135

ISBN - 13:9780217315135

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