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How can I improve my gait and posture?

i have poor gait i appear lame and my body appears crocked can i improve and walk erect like others. can i use foot braces or corset i am21 year old girl........my joints also give pain .my neck appears bent it seems very ridiculous
Thu, 12 Jan 2012
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Hi,

Is this " tedhi medhi" look worsening over the years?

It appears u might have scoliosis, a condition of bent spine. U need to consult an orthopedician to identify where ur problem lies - whether in the spine, hips, legs or the entire body itself. Have u been examined by an orthopedician before? if yes, has he seen ur back and spine and taken an x-ray of the same? Let me know, so i can help u better
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