Apparently foot turn out, according to my surgeon, is relatively common. Because it feels more comfortable to to turn your hip and toe out, especially when you are sleeping, you may start doing it without realizing it - after a while it becomes habitual. Those of you who happen to be within the first two weeks post surgery should make sure someone watches how you are walking and makes sure that you are putting your toes forward.
The good news is that it was relatively easy (but painful) to correct over several days of making sure I was walking toes forward.
01/27/2012 02:17 PM
I had ACL reconstruction surgery 10 days ago and now that I'm getting up to move around more my husband noticed that my foot in my affected leg is turned out 30-45 degrees. I have to concentrate to make sure my toes are pointed forward when I walk and doing so dramatically increases the pain in my knee (knee cap area).
Has anyone else experienced this? I left a message with my doctor and my first PT session is not until next week so, in the meantime, I am wondering if anyone has advice or comments.