My son is 13, 5'10", wears a size 14.5 shoes and has a very tall father and sisters. He hasn't hit his growth spurt yet and I am concerned about his gait and his desire to play sports, but his struggle with it.
He walks and stands with his feet turned out. He also mainly walks on the front or ball of his feet, kind of bouncy-like. His heels don't touch or if they do not much. He can shoot the ball and do those types of things, but running for any period of time ends up being painful. He wants to play but struggles to run and if so very slowly. He is very frustrated and we did have him see a pediatrist, but they gave us inserts and told us not to worry about it. His ankles and calves are very thick, the bones are large, although he is not an over weight kid. Average for his size, I would say. But I worry about his future with his legs. His dad is 7 foot and he has tall sisters. But his running almost looks painful to watch. He can shoot and do all of the other things, just struggles to get down the floor.
Are there any things we can do to help him correct this? Exercises? Any thoughts would help greatly. Thanks.