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Pigeon Toe Running
My ankle is weak.I do running&basketball for 5 years.I wear an ankle brace in sports.I kind of walk pigeon toe with that foot.Whats wrong with ankle?
You would need: To have an in office exam to have the ankle examined. It is possible like you say the ankle is weak, a ligament may need to be constructed to gain strength. Do you have a history of chronic ankle sprains? ...Read more
How bad is it?: If it was going to resolve on its own it would have done so while you were growing. Now, the only thing that can be done to correct it, if it's bad enough, is surgery. Being pigeon toed is not necessarily a problem; many athletes are as well. If it really bothers you, consult an orthopaedist that specializes in deformity correction. ...Read more
It would depend on : The age of a person. If you are talking about a child, there are orthotics that can be made referred to as gait plates that can help train a child to walk differently. In adults this is much harder. There are famous people that are pigeon toed: think john elway the famous quarterback, spike lee, the famous director, keannu reeves the actor. Once an adult, likely this is the way you will walk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pigeon toe: This is usually due to internal tibial torsion. It is congenital in origin and 90 percent of people outgrow the deformity. If not it is usually not a problem. It may look funny with walking but usually asymtomatic. ...Read more
I'm 17 and pigeon-toed and i'm wondering are there any health risks if i live with it for the rest of my life?
Not really: You have in toeing and at 17 your muscles and bones have already developed. So other than possible tripping and passing the trait to your kids it really has no other affects. You may not be able to participate in certain activities. There are custom orthotics that can help you a lot with this problem. See a podiatrist to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I overpronated as a child & was told to correct it by walking pigeon toed. 35 yrs later, i appear to be oversupinating. Did the "cure" create this?
Doubtful: It is probable that the growth and development of your foot resulted in a higher arched foot or a foot type that produces more supination. I highly doubt that walkling pigeon toed caused you to oversupinate. If you are having foot pain though, get an x ray of your foot and a thorough podiatric evaluation to determine if 'oversupination' is causing a problem. ...Read more
Born with pigeon toe: The old walkers are not safe and not made anymore because they are not safe. Too many toddlers fell down stairs. They were not known to cause pigeon toes. There are different causes ranging from twisted ankles or feet at birth to hips that grew onward at an older age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You need to consult an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
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