Even when a child with DMD starts to walk, you will quickly notice that they lack the walking abilities of healthy children. They walk with an odd gait and find it very difficult to get up and down stairs. They also find it hard to run and jump. The act of getting up from the floor often challenges these children. Sometimes they might raise themselves from the floor by "walking" their hands up their legs. Although toddlers often fall over as they develop walking skills, children who suffer from DMD fall much more often due to the weakness in their legs.
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