Excessive bending of knees in my walk

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Hello, I'm new. I don't know if this is directly a knee problem, but I wasn't sure where else to post it and I am in need of some help about it.

I can't seem to straighten out my legs, in any kind of stride, without exerting a lot of force to try and keep them somewhat straight. I know this is a bad way to go about it, but I don't know what to do. Standing, my knees look like they stick out a bit, but I'm never experiencing any pain in my knee. Only in my feet and lower back. I've noticed what looked like extra curvature in my back, and judging by my posture, thought that lordosis was possible. But no doctor has ever addressed it, and my mother swears up and down that I don't have a structural problem.

She could be right, but this only ever happens to the extent that it does when I'm not wearing shoes. (as it mainly happens at school, and some other public places) I can walk differently without shoes on; I usually take a toe first and bring down the whole foot.

With shoes, I'm forced to walk differently, and I can't keep my knees from bending so much, no matter what I do. I bought arch supports. Those don't help either. I really need help identifying this. It's taken a toll on me socially as well. I'm still in school, and I am constantly taunted and made fun of about it when I'm not around (or when people don't think I can hear) if anything, it's not on my agenda to care all that much, but it's emotionally taxing having to walk around calculating every step, still being made a jest for it, and knowing nothing I'm doing atm is helping. I'm worried other problems could develop from it as well. I need answers. Please help!

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    You sound young so you don't make doctors' appointments? If so try to convince your Mom something may be wrong. Tell her what you said in your post to us especially the school stuff. What you describe doesn't sound normal. Good luck.

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    I agree with elzie.  Any problem like this should be referred to the proper specialist, and the first step is for you to have consultation with a doctor, and nake it very plain to him/her that this is a problem which is affecting you physically, and could alos affect your altionships at school and your ability to thrive in that environment.  Perhaps show your mother this page, so that she sees how much it is worrying you.  wish you good luck, and hope this is something which can be sorted out with perhaps the proper shoes or orthotics. . . 
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    Hi there, you definitely need to see a doctor to discuss where you go from here. If you are under 18 you will probably have to go with your Mum.

    You should try to get this sorted ASAP.

    Good luck

    Marilyn

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    You do need to get this investigated asap. It is important the professionals look at it or do scans. I am not qualified to say what could be wrong but please get help to sort this out , to give you confidence & peace of mind. Once you know you can deal with it properly. Good luck & all the best x

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    Your family needs to understand that situations can really become more difficult unless you can make corrections, if needed, when you are young. You didn't mention your age but you appear to be young. If you are still in your teens you need to see a pediatric orthopedic specialist. They see this sort of thing often and can make corrections while you are still maturing. This isn't a matter of maybe but of absolutely. You also didn't mention what country you are in but if you are in the US and are still in school, talk to your school nurse or counselor for advice.

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    You and your mom needs to get some professional help.
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    hi sorry to hear your having problems I suggest that you sit down with your mum and explain as clearly as you can how this is affecting you both physically and mentally. If you find it difficult to talk to your mother about it talk to a relative or friend who could discuss it with her. Either way you really need to see a doctor and or a podiatrist as soon as you can to get the problem resolved.
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