It might be a very small case of splay leg. Not an expert on it I don't deal with it very much. Wait for someone that has alittle more splay leg experience under there belt to diagnose. It could be a case of dead leg too. Then you will have some real problems.
Sorry to hear your baby is having some problems, Pigeon Kid.
I would consider all possibilities, since you aren't sure what's going on.
There should always be something in the basket for the babies to grip onto while they are growing. You might want to put a folded wash cloth in the bottom of the basket & then add whatever else you put in there. I use dried pine needles. They work great, if you have access to any.
Please keep us posted on how things are coming along.
I'm going to move your thread to the sick & injured forum.
Hi Pigeon kid you might want to clean off the poo from his leg and foot also sometimes that tender skin hurts after alot is caked on. If it cakes kind of hard it makes it hardto clamp with and stand on.