Re: Foot is crooked. Plz help I have no idea why.
The photo was very helpful. I can only tell you my experience with my right foot turning out in a similar way. On Oct. 1, I had surgery to repair the postier tibial tendon "PTT" and to rebuild my flatfoot. And to lenghten my calf muscle. Your foot sounds like the early stages of something possibly similar.
Here's what my doc told me: the foot turns out because the calf muscles are too short. The shortened (or tight) muscle prevents the foot from flexing a bit more than 90 degrees when the knee and leg is straight, so to compensate the foot turns out and the walking (running) movement goes onto to inside of the foot and arch. That pulls on the PTT, which goes from the arch of the foot up past the ankle bone, and strains it (or as in my case it eventually tore as my condition got worse). This tendon is supposed to support the foot, and when it can't, it hurts!
You may also get useful info from googling "posterior tibial tendon disorder" or PTTD.
I see you already have custom orthotics, go back to that doctor and let him/her know about the pain. Try using nike type pool shoes or birkenstock pool shoes to wear in the shower and as slippers, so you don't have to walk in bare feet. Try stretching your calves every morning and before exercise and use a foot roller to stretch the muscles on the bottom of the foot. And for now, walk instead of running. Use ice when the feet hurt and some type of analgesic.
Last edited by FlatfootDiva; 02-27-2011 at 02:03 PM.