Progressive painless limp Any focal neurological abnormality should be evaluated as soon as possible by a neurologist. I would advise that you seek a consulatation sooner rather than later.
However, truly painless limp is rare, seldom acute, and usually the result of mechanical or neuromuscular disorders. 1 A more likely explanation for acute “painless” limp is that a young child with pain is unable to express pain or accurately identify its location.
Abstract. A limp in a child is a deviation from the gait pattern expected at the particular stage in the child’s development. Children start walking around 12–14 months of age and do not acquire an adult walking pattern until after the age of 4 years (Sutherland et al. 1980).Author: James Robb.