Pigeon-Toed Problems As An Adult
Dr. Abrams, PLEASE respond to my post.
I don’t know who else to turn to.
I am a 40-year old female and have been severely pigeon-toed all my life.
My mother never noticed it until I was 13, and she then only took notice because it was brought to her attention by a friend of hers.
She never noticed much of what we did anyhow so why would walking have been anything different? I’ve been searching the Internet for articles concerning pigeon-toed feet, and they all have to do with children.
Is it too late for me? My husband swears that if I just concentrate on walking, I won’t walk pigeon-toed.
But I can’t! My feet turn inward constantly, even while I sleep, and I can’t seem to control it.
Walking outwardly almost hurts – when I attempt it it feels foreign and uncomfortable.
This problem is affecting my self-esteem and my gait – I know I lurch and plod while I walk – I have been told so repeatedly. I can’t afford to go to a doctor right now – my husband’s dental bills are costing us $12,000 and so there’s little left for anything else.
I’m just miserable and mad at my mother for not noticing something that has affected my entire life.
I told her how I felt, that people tell me I have an extremely unfeminine walk, and she said, “Well, at least you have a pretty face.” Unfortunately, looks fade but my pigeon-toed problem is still with me.
Are there any remedies for adults? Please help me.
I go through shoes like crazy as they get all worn down unevenly on one side, and I’m tired of being laughed at…
I don’t know where else to turn to.
Thank you for having such a wonderful website – you are an angel for devoting so much of your time to people who ask you for your help.