My 2 year old daughter cannot walk, doctors baffled?

My daughter turned 2 recently and she is finding it extremely difficult walking by her self, however she is able to stand with support and is able to walk using objects like tables or chairs. I have taken her to a few doctors who seem baffled, she has very poor lower limb movement and strength. The size of her lower limb are disproportionate to her upper body, she has no muscle mass in her legs and they may have begun to atrophy? she also has hypermobility in her knees which is also affecting her lower limbs, and walking.
Tests completed:
1. Nerve conduction Studies: very poor results in legs.
2. MRI Spine (under G.A) did not find anything.
3. Blood tests all good!


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Dr Mahaveer
Dr Mahaveer

may be having paraplegic cerebral pasy or muscle dystrophy affecting lower limbs.
get muscle biopsy done

Beth Irashian
Beth Irashian

Human growth hormone (HGH) deficiency could be an issue. Several blood tests are often required to diagnose hgh deficiency.


It can be due to retarded growth due to deficient growth hormone while neurological problems like Cerebral palsy can also be a cause..
Loss of muscle mass can be due touscle dystrophy..
So better to consult a Paediatrician and get evaluated..

Hope this helps..