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Right foot broken in an accident. Healed. Pain while walking, running, feeling of getting collapsed. Remedy?

Good Evening, I am having an issue with my right knee . There is slight pain (when pressed) in the indent at the front of the right knee just bellow the kneecap. The main issue is that walking and running feels slightly awkward as if it is not as natural a movement as it used to be. Sometimes it also feels as if my right knee is going to collapse. There are no issues as of yet with my left leg. Background: I have always been an avid long distance runner competing in various marathons and other activities up until 2 years ago when i broke my foot due to a car accident. The incident left me with 3 metatarsals in my right foot broken and my leg in a full cast for 2 months and a smaller foot cast for a further 6 weeks. After this incident i have never fully recovered and have since not got back into running. However i would like to pursue this sport again. I hope you may have some guidance on what i should do next regarding this issue. Best Regards, Robert Croxford
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
From history it seems that there might be having some problem with your right knee muscles, ligaments and cartilage.
Due to accident there might be having some osteo-artheritis changes in right joint as well.
Go for x-ray knee joint and consult orthopedic surgeon.
Do regular Patellar and quadriceps muscle exercise.
Take calcium and multivitamin supplements.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Fri, 9 Aug 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Your knee pain and the foot issues are no way interrelated.

Propably the reason for awkward running or walking could be related to the malunion (not united in correct position) of the metatarsal fractures which will change the biomechanics of foot leading to a altered gait.

However, a further detailed examination is necessary to rule out other causes of altered gait.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Fri, 9 Aug 2013
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