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"Duck feet" in adults.

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Namechange8471 Mon 20-May-19 22:43:45

So I was bullied in school for my walking, my feet point noticeably outwards. If i try to turn my feet to a normal position my knees turn in and it's quite painful.

My mum was too neglectful to take me to the doctors ...

I've spent years trying to ignore it, but caught sight of myself in town yesterday and it really upset me blush

Anyone have experience?

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Phoenixrise Mon 20-May-19 22:45:40

I’ve suffered with this for years, plus the knee and hip pain that went with misalignment. Finally had surgery a couple of years ago and it’s made the world of difference

Namechange8471 Mon 20-May-19 22:50:14

Thank you for replying! Can I ask about the surgery? Nhs? Did you need much time off work?

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Phoenixrise Mon 20-May-19 22:54:31

I had my surgery done privately, company PMI.

It sounds more horrific than it actually is, they basically break the bones in your lower leg, turn the foot and plate it together.

I had 6 weeks off work, but that was purely down to not being able to do my job when in plaster.

PeachesNewName Mon 20-May-19 22:56:01

I have the exact same thing and always thought it would need some kind of surgery but a personal trainer told me recently that it could be just a matter of retraining my muscles. I find if I keep my bum tucked under and turn out from the hips when I’m walking I can practice keeping my feet turned in without knees turning as well.

I wonder is there some kind of physiotherapy you can do for it.

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