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Old 06-08-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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Torsion and exercise

I don't know if anyone here can help, but I have some questions.

Background:
I was born with torsion. When I was a teen, my parents thought I had problems with my feet. They took me to a podiatrist who gave me insoles and told me to walk with my feet forward. When we finally moved and saw a new podiatrist, he told my parents that the old doc was a quack. He said that the problem was in my knees or hips and there was no way to fix it except for surgery. Other than that, I have never been diagnosed. I don't know exactly where the torsion is. I do know it is hereditary. My oldest dd, now 19, has it and I took her to an orthopedist at 2yo and he assured me that there was not a thing wrong with her. An orthopedist friend told me that they typically do not do anything for the problem unless it is very severe.

I am currently 45 and overweight. I need to exercise. I have problems finding exercises that work for my legs. But here's my question:

When exercising, is it best for me to try to place my feet in the correct positions or is it better to do what is natural? Also, how do I know what foot placement is natural for me when it is different from what I see.

I tried running for a little, but felt it was too hard on my knees and feet. I also was torn on whether I should try to position my feet "unnaturally" or not.

If you don't know what torsion is, my legs are rotated somewhere. My right leg is worse. If I point my feet straight ahead, my knees turn in. However, it is VERY difficult for me to stand or walk that way. I walk with my feet out turned. My dd and I can stand in ballet 5th position for a VERY long time!! We also walk at an angle, so often if we walk with people we bump into them. I don't think we would ever pass a sobriety test.

 
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