rolling ankle

ginnierMay 2, 2007

We took my folks out for Chinese last night and afterwards I watched them hobble to the back door of their building and I noticed that my mom is not walking right. She's been weak and stooped over for awhile...but this time I noticed that she is walking almost on the inside of her foot!!! If this worsens, it'll look like she is walking on the side of her shoe. Oh I don't know the words to describe it!!! It's almost like her foot/ankle is melting like candle wax! What's going on? It seems her ankle and the bottom of her foot are almost at the same level: the ground. Does this make sense to you? Any explanation or ideas??? I thought at first it was her shoe, she wears slip on loafers. Does she just need new shoes??? OH MY!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I think this may go beyond a new pair of loafers and a really good foot specialist might be a start, or better yet, her regular physician at first, then onward with any specialist he/she might recommend. The stooping is probably osteoporosis and the foot turning may be compensation for aches and pains from the back on down. A good specialist would certainly know if any of the orthotics and/or orthopaedic shoes could help alleviate this.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2007 at 12:39PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Just passing some info on.
Maybe this will help someone else. Took us a long time...
Starting small biz concierge services for senior
Need some help here. I am staring a part-time business...
incessant throat clearing
Ok, I feel guilty even posting this, but I am desperate...
Medicare & Lidocaine Patches
My 90 y.o. mom has been using Lidocaine patches for...
Caretaker of a different sort...
Hi all, new to this forum, but not garden web. Reading...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™