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Are There Any Natural Remedies For A Club Foot
Club foot: Early progressive ponseti method casting will help most infants. Work on adductus, then varus, then equinus in that order. ...Read more
After treatment in infancy, do kids with club foot have normal feet by the time they are a few years older?
If treated properly: Clubfoot is a complex condition that requires specialized management and treatment. The most proven method is a serial casting method called the ponseti technique. In some cases the residual deformity (or deformities) may require surgical correction. ...Read more
Club foot: There isn't enough space here to describe that. See a specialist in that disorder who can explain those details. ...Read more
Detailed evaluation: Followed by possible serial casting to gradually realign the bones properly - the immediate course of therapy that should be taken without major delays. ...Read more
Hi my son have club foot he is under going to treatment since 3 years now he is walking pretty well. Just trying to understand Is there will be any side effects in future which I should monitor Currently I noticed his upper ear head looks little bit hig
Yes: Yes, he should be monitored regularly for any sign of recurrence. There are also sometimes associated conditions as well for which his pediatrician or an orthopedist can screen him for. ...Read more
Multiple factors: Congenital club foot ccf can occur as an isolated event or as part of a syndrome. Current thinking includes the influence of an autosomal dominent gene which is expressed ~33%, making it possible to skip generations without an affected carrier. Incidence 11/10000 (iowa)m>f, increased if mother smokes in pregnancy.See http://www. Omim. Org/entry/119800. ...Read more
Never too late...: But the sooner the better. See a podiatrist who specializes in children's problems and get started right away! Many famous people including some professional athletes have had successful careers after early club foot surgical correction. ...Read more
I call a pedi ortho: The typical clubfoot may respond to a series of casts applied starting soon after birth to reshape the ankle & foot. The casts are removed & reapplied over days & weeks to bring the bones into better alignment. If the casts don't bring things into position surgery may be required. Often you can find this specialized service at one of the shrine hospitals. ...Read more
Can be big or small: There is not a "clubfoot operation". There are a variety of procedures used on clubfeet. A tenotomy involves cutting the Achilles tendon completely and allows the ankle to flex more. It is a common part of the ponseti method used in infants. More extensive soft tissue releases, tendon transfers, osteotomies and fusions may be used for "atypical", recurrent or long-standing deformities. ...Read more
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Usually: With proper therapy by the pediatric orthopedist, this is usually correctable with 100% normal skills. ...Read more
I have a club foot and was wondering if you still were able to do the calf augmentation with fat procedure on me.
Calf augmentation with fat was originally started by me in 1995 or 96 for patients with bilateral or one sided clubbed foot. The procedure that I have perfected provides permanent fat take with results that are either near or the same as the normal leg.
You can visit my website for photos and communicate with hundreds of patients who have had the procedure successfully done. ...Read more
My husband has a cousin born with club foot. I’ve heard this is a genetic condition. Should I be worried about my baby?
No: There is a genetic component involved but this is small. If present, this can be usually detected at the 20 week ultrasound. If it is detected at this time, then is is important to rule out other malformations. If club foot is the only anomaly, an orthopedic surgeon evaluates the baby and outlines a treatment plan that involves physical therapy and perhaps surgery. ...Read more
I've been trying to increase ankle flexibility. Could one have less mobility because I was born with a club foot? It was taken care of early, though.
Common problem: I find decreased ankle flexibility in more than half my patients. Some have this from very early on as a congenital shortening of the achilles tendon. Most kid activities today do not involve those that would stretch this tendon ; play gradually builds the calf muscle, aggravating the problem. Doing squats, wall pushes, dips and using bungee cords to pull the forefoot up in a figure 8 movement can help. ...Read more
Foot deformed: Congenital deformity of one or both feet. Occurs proximately 1/1000 births. Foot is in varying degrees of internal bending such that looks like the child would have to walk on the outside of their ankle if untreated. Treated with casting, manipulation, braces and in some cases surgery. ...Read more
Not: Likely. It is very difficult to get disability when one can be employed. ...Read more
Untreated clubfoot: A person with untreated clubfoot would have a tremendous disability. Difficulty with running, walking, playing sports to name a few. The position of their foot/feet may even predispose them to chronic wounds that develop due to pressure. When a baby is born with clubfoot, there is a simple method of serial casting that can correct the deformity called the ponseti method. ...Read more
About 3% risk: The classical talopes equinovarus deformity is sporadic in the population eith a risk of about 1/1000 in the general population and 3% for subsequent siblings. Involved individuals have a 30% risk of having offspring with the deformity. ...Read more
See a doc: Orthopedist or podiatrist with experience with treating this specific disorder, . ...Read more
Get examined: A club foot is a structural deformity which needs to be evaluated properly before recommending any shoe. Depending on flexibility in the foot will dictate what type of shoe and probably, orthotic would be needed. Surgery may even be an option, but proper evaluation is needed. Go see a podiatrist. ...Read more
How to stop walking on the sides of my feet which apparently is caused by having club foot as a baby?
I was born with a club foot which was treated with excesise could this be why now I'm having foot pain?
Yes...: Club foot is a serious deformity and the foot is almost never completely "normal" even after treatments. At your age, it's time to be re-evaluated and see what else can be done to relieve some of your foot pains. ...Read more