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Clubfoot is a congenital condition that affects the shape and position of the feet. In clubfoot, the foot is rotated inward and downward, causing the sole to face inward and the heel to face outward. Clubfoot can occur in one or both feet, and affects about one in every 1,000 newborns.

Causes of Clubfoot

The exact cause of clubfoot is unknown, but it is thought to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Clubfoot is not caused by anything the parents did during pregnancy.

Symptoms of Clubfoot

The main symptom of clubfoot is an abnormal appearance of the foot. Other symptoms may include:

  1. Difficulty standing on the affected foot
  2. Pain in the foot or ankle
  3. Difficulty with walking or running

Diagnosis and Treatment of Clubfoot

Clubfoot is typically diagnosed at birth, and treatment should start as soon as possible. Treatment for clubfoot may include:

  1. Cast treatment: A series of casts may be applied to gradually correct the shape and position of the foot.

  2. Physical therapy: Exercises to improve the flexibility and strength of the affected foot may be recommended.

  3. Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the shape and position of the foot.

  4. Bracing: Wearing a brace can help maintain the corrected position of the foot and prevent the clubfoot from returning.

With proper treatment, most children with clubfoot will be able to walk and participate in physical activities without difficulty. Regular follow-up appointments with a specialist are important to ensure proper foot development and to address any complications that may arise.

Living with Clubfoot

Clubfoot is a treatable condition, and with proper care, most children with clubfoot will be able to live active and healthy lives. It is important to work closely with a healthcare provider to ensure the best possible outcome, and to address any concerns or questions you may have about living with clubfoot.