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Abducted Feet

This shows a pronated ankle with an abducted stance compared to a neutral alignment ankle with a straight stance.

Abducted feet or duck feet is where somebody walks with their feet facing outwards at either 11:00 to 1:00, 10:00 to 2:00, 9:00 to 3:00. The normal is 11:00 to 1:00. It’s unusual for anybody to walk perfectly straight. It is normal to walk slightly of abducted. But once the feet turn out to 10:00 and 2:00 or 9:00 to 3:00. Its too much abducted. So what we would do is to find out why is the person is walking with an abducted feet. Most of the time is to compensate from an arch collapse in a flatfoot. Because when the arch collapses, the foot leans in, the legs internally rotate and is painful for the person to walk if they try to walk with their feet straighter.

So what we do is we turn the foot and align the foot straight so the person does not need to walk abducted to feel normal in their hips. We would measure how many degrees lean in and we would then turn them to make sure that our feet are straight.If your feet lean in, they autmatically abduct.So it’s always good to come in to see a podiatrist to make sure what’s happens to make your feet abducted.

Treatment plan would be something straight forward. It would be something inside the shoe that turns the ankle straight to bring the toes and foot in.

So make an appointment with your podiatrist so they can check what’s happening with the alignment of your feet and your legs.

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