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4 years ago when I first started walking my mom noticed that I was walking very pigeon toed. My feet would point inward and I was tripping much more than normal children should be at my age. My Aunt took me on a trip to the zoo and in that 1 day alone I tripped 6 times and my parents knew this was not normal. My mother took me to my pediatrician and he said this was normal for kids learning to walk and there was nothing he could do about it. My Mother knew that was not right and asked for a referral to an orthopedic doctor. He told my Mother that my bones had already formed and I had developed a serious developmental deformitiy of my right leg similar to a club . My tibia was turned in and it was putting severe pressure on my hips. They said the only things we could do is a wait and see approach or fit me for Brown Brace Fitted Reverse Shoes. My parents decided to do that. I was 4 years old when I had to start wearing them. The braces were so uncomfortable. I had to sleep with my parents because I couldn't walk to get up to go to the bathroom. I would toss and turn and tear up the sheets. My mother started coming to see Dr. Dilliard first and told him about what was going on with me. She started bring me 18 months ago and everyone noticed a difference in my walking within the first few months. I was tripping less and the best part is I didn't have to wear my braces anymore. When I went in for my physical in November which was 8 months later my pediatrician noticed a huge difference in my hip and back alignment. At this point I had been off of the braces for 6 months. I feel so much better and I am so grateful to Dr. Dilliard for everything he has done for me.