Top 20 Doctor insights on: Are there any natural remedies for a club foot
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers