clubfoot

A range of foot abnormalities often congenital or starts right at birth is called clubfoot. This is when the foot of the baby is twisted out of position or shape. The disease is when the tissues that connect the muscles to the tendons are shorter than the normal. This is a quite common birth defect.

The condition can be mild or severe in type. Around half of babies born with this condition have it in both feet. Having such can be harder for one to walk properly. Thus, it is recommended to get treatment after birth.

Symptoms

* Top part of the foot has increasing arch and turn the heel in an inward motion.

* The foot can severely be turned and may appear like it is upside down

* There in underdeveloped calf muscles in the affected leg

* Affected foot can be about a centimeter shorter than the unaffected foot

Treatment

– Stretching and casting called Ponseti method

– Surgery

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  1. March 1, 2019

    Clubfoot is a deformity in which an infant’s foot is turned inward, often so severely that the bottom of the foot faces sideways or even upward. Approximately one infant in every 1,000 live births will have clubfoot, making it one of the more common congenital foot deformities. Clubfoot is not painful during infancy. However, if your child’s clubfoot is not treated, the foot will remain deformed, and he or she will not be able to walk normally.

  2. March 7, 2019

    Helpful reading so far! Clubfoot is a congenital deformity that twists the foot, making it difficult or impossible to walk. An ultrasound done before the baby is born can sometimes detect club foot. But it’s more common for a doctor to diagnose club foot after the baby is born. I have pleased to read the entirety of the post as mentioned above in detail. Thank you so much!

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