Straightening an ankle that healed wrong from a sprain

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Hi, I sprained my right ankle a long time ago from jumping off a cliff with my skate board and it never really healed right. My right foot actually points outward a considerable amount more than the left which is very normal looking. I'm starting to become quite self conscious about it and I'm concerned it might affect my future performances as a theater actor. I've heard that if you sit cross legged a lot it will help might but I'm not really sure as that source was not very reliable. Any advice would be very much appreciated.

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    Let me put it this way.  Way back in early '70s, I had a sprain and had not healed right.  Similar to yours.  Now I am 65 yrs.  I was thinking of getting a TAR.  As second opinion, My Podiatrist said to fore go the TAR.  I have had this malfunction for the past 40+ years.  Healing will take a long time and no guarantees.  I figure I got maybe 20 more years.  I made it so far, maybe, just maybe I can make it another 20.

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    Hello MoonCat,

    There could be many causes behind your right foot problem of pointing away from mid-line of body when moving.  Bear in mind that a little point-out is found in a lot of people and is not necessarily of concern. However, you seem to describing a severely rotated foot.

    An examination by a foot professional could help determine what's causing it and corrective measures. Bear in mind that since everything is connected to everything else in body (holistically) there could something else in your muscular-skeletal  condition that is a causative factor, including hips, pelvis, lower back, knees, tibial torsion, etc.

    I doubt your situation will get better on its own without some intervention.

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      Ok thank you for the advice. Actually, about the knees, when I make both of my feet symmetrical (how they used to be) my right knee points inward at the same degree my right foot does when I relax.

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