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I don't have any useful advice Bob but I'm interested to hear other replies too. I used to be a ballet dancer and I still have a "turnout" to my stance. When I run my right foot turns out from this but not my left. I have been like that forever and I remember one worker at the running store laughing at me because it was so odd. He didn't seem to think it was a big problem either and I kinda forgot about it.
But after running a marathon this year I have come across a bunch of knee issues, mainly a deterioration of the cartilage and medial meniscus in my right knee. It is partially genetic but the weardown may have been enhanced by less than stellar knee tracking and I wonder if the turnout of my leg and foot played a role in this.
Good luck on your recovery from surgery. How was your healing this time compared to your first surgery?
My right foot has ALWAYS turned out, since I was very young. My mom took me to a podiatrist who made me wear a heavy insert in ugly oxford shoes, and it didn't do a thing. I'm thinking it's probably not a coincidence that it's my right foot and ankle that have had problems - achilles tendonitis and sore arch. If I TRY to keep my foot straight, it makes my leg feel strained, so I stopped doing that. Oh, well, at least I'm running and don't worry about what I look like anymore.
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