When a child lives in pain, they often don’t tell their parents, the reason being that their life has always been that way. For them, it’s normal. For this reason, you may not realize that your child has chronic pain.
Chronic muscle and joint pain often comes from two abnormal foot structures – Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity. These two common foot structures are inherited. The Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity are a Mendalian dominant trait. This means that if one parent has either of these two abnormal foot structures, statistically half of their children will also have the same foot structure. If both parents have this abnormal foot structure, statistically 75% (3 out of 4) will have this foot structure.
So if either you or your spouse lives in chronic pain, chances are that your child has chronic pain, too.
But, unlike the Rothbarts Foot, in which the symptoms can start later in life, the symptoms of the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity start at an early age, as young as two or three years of age and only get worse as your child grows.
Look for these traits in your child:
Symptoms As A Baby:
Difficulty in initially learning to walk
Flat feet (no arch) when walking, but not flat when the weight is off them (such as while sitting)
Symptoms As A Child:
When walking, the feet turn excessively inward (or outward)
Lumbering along with a slight hitch or limp
Stiff, tight muscles
Shoe heels start wearing unevenly
Complaints of soreness and pain in legs
Frequent ankle sprains (if child is active)
There are two personality types in children who have a Preclinical Clubfoot Deformity. The first is a child who is sedentary and is unable to muster up the determination to overcome the obstacles that this severe abnormal foot structure can present. The second is a child who is active and often actually driven to excel in physical activity (such as sports) even though they have continuous overuse injuries in sports.
Your Child May Have Chronic Pain – Talk With Them And Find Out
Your young child may be reluctant to tell you that they hurt, as they may not even know how to express it. But with some gentle coaxing, you may be surprised (even shocked) at the answers your child gives you. If your son or daughter tells you that they hurt, sit down with them and together take the Rothbarts Foot Questionnaire. If they answer eight or more questions in the affirmative, the cause of their pain is most likely an inherited, abnormal foot structure, probably the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, as this is the foot structure in which symptoms can be seen early in childhood. I suggest you also use this time to take the questionnaire yourself, as you, too, most likely have an inherited abnormal foot structure causing your chronic pain.
The only effective treatment to eliminate your child’s (and your) chronic pain is to effectively treat their inherited, abnormal foot structure and this is done by permanently correcting their posture. This can only be accomplished through a non surgical/non drug therapy known as Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy. As a result, their muscles and joints will naturally heal themselves and your son or daughter’s chronic pain will magically disappear.
If you aren’t sure whether your child has chronic pain, it’s never too late to ask.
Reading the Curing Chronic Pain website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures I discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with me might be helpful.
For a more complete explanation of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read:
Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain
As you learn more about my innovative therapy, you may find that addressing and effectively treating your foot structure may be the missing link to ending your long time battle with unrelenting muscle and joint pain.
If you have questions about what’s involved in being treated with Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy by long distance, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page.
Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of the International Academy RPT