Left foot turns inward when walking

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This started very slowly and very minor and has progressed as time has gone on.

I'm 30 years old and when I walk, I can no longer keep my left foot straight, it is turning inwards- I can walk with my feet straight but only for a short time, like a few seconds and then it automatically goes back inwards.

This started a few months ago, only very minor and as time has gone by, it's got to the point where the foot can hardly be kept straight when walking and it looks as though I have some kind of disability when I walk, or like I have a limp.

Also (and this is odd) I have to twist my pelvis and twist my trousers and clothing in order to feel like I am walking in a straight line.

What is going on with me? Is it ataxia or something else?

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    I have the same problem but is now both feet,one knee and have to wear a full leg brace and my neck tilts to one side,i was referred to the hospital and was told it was due to long term diabetes,something i had never heard of before. I have foot braces so they get pulled i straight when I walk,maybe this would be useful for you.

    Hope you find the answer though and if you do i would love to hear what it is

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    This is more common than you might think. I have observed this more so in women than men but both non the less and will easily observe this on a daily basis and more than once when out and about.

    Is this something that was brought to your attention and not noticed before or has it only come about a short while ago? If so then most certainly go see a neurologist.

    I observe the way people walk and their 'gate' because of a job I used to do!

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      I saw a neurologist 3-4 years ago as first my lips started to tingle then go numb then i got awful pain behind one ear, woke up next day and one side of my face had dropped,one eye i couldn't open the other i couldn't close, my daughter took me to hospital that then sent me to another that had a stroke unit,they decided i had Bells Palsey and would be fine in 6 weeks, four years later my speech is still slurred, my food has to be pureed and my drinks have to be thickened. i saw a neuro psyio and did work with her that got me moving my face more but the neurologist i saw i wouldn't go back to,he told me it was to do with two types of medication i take shouldn't be taken together and i had got brain damage through it yet when he wrote to my doctor he said he thought it may be all in the mind,oh yeah,i love being like this,i don't think so,the pains in my foot and hip has me in tears

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    Ok thanks everyone for your replies - I'll keep you all updated. I will see my doctor and ask to be referred to a neurologist.

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