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Old 01-20-2009, 09:03 AM   #1
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Feet and Ankle pain - advice needed please!

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I am a 40 year old female who is experiencing feet and ankle pain and not really sure which way to turn for help. It started a few years ago with minimal pain on getting out of bed in the morning - after a few steps it went away (the same feeling on both feet). I then had a fall when playing badminton and twisted both ankles fairly badly. A friend commented that I started to walk differently after this. Since my initial fall my ankles are really weak and I twist my ankle a lot - when I step down out of the back door, my anke has a habit of just giving way and down I go. This happened again just before Christmas. Anyway........things have got progressively worse this year as I now have a dog and do alot more walking ( I have also put on 10lbs). When I stand I feel like both feet are collapsing inward causing strain on my ankles. My shoes always wear heavily on the inner edge so I am thinking that I have over pronated feet. I also have very hard skin on the inner part of my feet. The pain is getting worse and is effecting my ankles and now my knees. Any advise please?

 
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:33 PM   #2
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Re: Feet and Ankle pain - advice needed please!

I'd go see an ortho who specializes in feet. Don't know how you go about finding one in England though!

 
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:37 PM   #3
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Go to a orthopedic doctor. Sounds very painful...good luck.

 
Old 01-20-2009, 03:07 PM   #4
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Please see a GOOD orthopedist who specializes in feet and ankles asap. These things can progress down hill quickly.


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Old 01-21-2009, 12:37 AM   #5
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Please go see either a DPM or a MD as soon as possible. You would be surprised just how fast things in the foot/ankle can progress. We are here with answers and life experience if you need us!

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Old 01-21-2009, 01:37 PM   #6
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Hi

I am a 40 year old female who is experiencing feet and ankle pain and not really sure which way to turn for help. It started a few years ago with minimal pain on getting out of bed in the morning - after a few steps it went away (the same feeling on both feet). I then had a fall when playing badminton and twisted both ankles fairly badly. A friend commented that I started to walk differently after this. Since my initial fall my ankles are really weak and I twist my ankle a lot - when I step down out of the back door, my anke has a habit of just giving way and down I go. This happened again just before Christmas. Anyway........things have got progressively worse this year as I now have a dog and do alot more walking ( I have also put on 10lbs). When I stand I feel like both feet are collapsing inward causing strain on my ankles. My shoes always wear heavily on the inner edge so I am thinking that I have over pronated feet. I also have very hard skin on the inner part of my feet. The pain is getting worse and is effecting my ankles and now my knees. Any advise please?
I'm surprised you haven't seen a podiatrist or foot surgeon. I was able to wear orthotics made for my foot for 12-15 years before needing surgery. You don't know, maybe all you need is custom-made orthotics... But the longer you dont' get treated, the sooner you'll need surgery

etana

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