What are you playing at feet?

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What are you playing at feet?

Postby Dizzy D » Thu May 20, 2010 9:30 pm

It has resently come to my attention that I walk funny, you see most "normal" people walk with there toes pointing forwards and feet straght where as I walk like a penguin with my toes pointing out to eather side of me! Also when at home I Always walk on my toes! I also do it when going up sters which I know isn't safe! Have any of you got any tips to help with this. (I must note I have tryed to walk like a "normail person with my feet infront of me but it was extramly uncomfatable and I almost fell over :oops: )
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Re: What are you playing at feet?

Postby Steph » Thu May 20, 2010 9:45 pm

I think the only way you could change this is by using orthotic insoles that you can get from a specialist orthotic clinic which you will need to be referred to by your GP. It's most likely due to tight hamstrings which can be common in dyspraxic people-I was told I have them by a professional orthotics clinic and I also have a very odd gait.
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Re: What are you playing at feet?

Postby abi » Fri May 21, 2010 12:20 pm

my feet normally end up pointing inwards, rather than outwards.
i found it is linked to posture, so improving that may help.
if you are worried about it, would like to change it, or it is causing you problems, visit your GP.
the way i see it, dyspraxia is an extra hurdle in every race i run, but that extra hurdle, is just extra exercise, so in the end, i will come through stronger.
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Re: What are you playing at feet?

Postby Dizzy D » Fri May 21, 2010 4:47 pm

ok I'll go see dr Withirengton :wink:
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Re: What are you playing at feet?

Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Sat May 22, 2010 4:23 pm

Yes, it can be solved with special shoes and/or physiotherapy.
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Re: What are you playing at feet?

Postby Dizzy D » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:51 pm

[quoteYes, it can be solved with special shoes][/quote] would this be anny help at school though??
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Re: What are you playing at feet?

Postby Steph » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:40 pm

Yes it would help at school as they are basically just normal shoes with insoles fitted to correct the positioning of your feet when walking unless you have a particularly severe case in which case you may be prescribed calipers like one of my students has but that is very, very rare solely for your issue-it's usually when walking is severely impaired that calipers are prescribed. Most people looking at you would not realise you had the insoles as the shoes look completely normal from the outside so you shouldn't get teased about them either.
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Re: What are you playing at feet?

Postby JamesStanley » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:21 am

I went to see a specialist last week and he gave me some of these insoles to put in my shoes they are really good and they have a little wedge on the heel he also gave me a sitting exercise to do that will help my spine and hamstrings.
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Re: What are you playing at feet?

Postby Dizzy D » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:35 pm

Went to a foot person (pedomitrist?) today. not gettin soles gettin phiseo insted
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Re: What are you playing at feet?

Postby Steph » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:04 pm

I hope the physio helps, DizzyD.
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Re: What are you playing at feet?

Postby olivia5 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:11 pm

Hi,

I don't struggle with pointing my feet the right way but as I'm so tall my O.T picked up that my posture isn't right but I think that is to do with dyspraxia something about lower back muscles?
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Re: What are you playing at feet?

Postby roseimagines19 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:45 pm

i walk with my feet pointing out!
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Re: What are you playing at feet?

Postby Super Nekou » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:57 am

olivia5 wrote:Hi,

I don't struggle with pointing my feet the right way but as I'm so tall my O.T picked up that my posture isn't right but I think that is to do with dyspraxia something about lower back muscles?

I'm short and my physio years ago picked up my posture is wonky. I walk with a hunch, and I often get a bad back. I also apparantly have a curved spine.
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Re: What are you playing at feet?

Postby 07williamsdj » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:22 pm

I don't normally take notice of how I walk, too busy absorbing the surroundings, but I always end up standing with my feet pointing outwards.
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Re: What are you playing at feet?

Postby Kirbster12 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:46 am

I have enormous bunions on my feet :oops: I have had them for as long as I can remember. My mum thiks that I got the unions because of the way I walk.I can't wear pointy shoes, and we're neversure if we should buy shoe width F or G. My bunions always rub against my shoes. I have got bunion plasters s hopefully they'll work! :|
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