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Are there any natural remedies for a club foot?

Are there any natural remedies for a club foot?

No: In some cases non-surgical management can be used but this condition requires proper medical attention. See apediatric orthopaedic surgeon if infant/child, orthopaedic foot/ankle specialist if adult. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Club Foot (Definition)

Congenital deformity of one or both feet. Foot is in varying degrees of internal bending such that looks like the child would have to walk on the outside of ...Read more


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What can I do for treatment with a child born with a club foot?

What can I do for treatment with a child born with 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

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After treatment in infancy, do kids with club foot have normal feet by the time they are a few years older?

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

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What sort of treatment options are available for people with club foot?

What sort of treatment options are available for people with club foot?

Club foot: There isn't enough space here to describe that. See a specialist in that disorder who can explain those details. ...Read more

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My daughter is 2month old female baby. Her one leg is club foot. Please explain the treatment?

My daughter is 2month old female baby. Her one leg is club foot. Please explain the treatment?

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

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How is a club foot deformity inherited?

How is a club foot deformity inherited?

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

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Is it possible for surgery to correct a club foot?

Is it possible for surgery to correct a club foot?

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

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What should I do if I have a baby with a club foot?

What should I do if I have a baby with a club foot?

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

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How many surgeries will it take to fix a club foot?

How many surgeries will it take to fix a club foot?

Depends: Treatment varies on age of presentation, severity, etc. In an infant or early child see a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon. Adult, orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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How is a club foot operation done?

How is a club foot operation done?

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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What to do about problems with post surgery club foot pain?

See your surgeon: It would be helpful to know how long ago the surgery was, what was actually done, to give any time of assessment. ...Read more

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If my son has a club foot, will he ever be able to walk or run normally?

If my son has a club foot, will he ever be able to walk or run normally?

Usually: With proper therapy by the pediatric orthopedist, this is usually correctable with 100% normal skills. ...Read more

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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.

I have a club foot and was wondering if you still were able to do the calf augmentation with fat procedure on me.

Absolutely: 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

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My husband has a cousin born with club foot. I’ve heard this is a genetic condition. Should I be worried about my baby?

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

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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

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Does club foot make your legs really skinny?

Does club foot make your legs really skinny?

Depends: If you are not able to walk than the muscle could atrophy making your legs look small. ...Read more

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Is club foot a hereditary problem?

Is club foot a hereditary problem?

Not usually: It is due to the position of the foot and leg in utero. ...Read more

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Is club foot a hereditary condition?

Yes: It can be. It is also seen more in certain populations. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a club foot?

Born with it: Typically, you are born with this condition. It is a foot that is severely deformed. It is inverted and plantarflexed in its position. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease the pain from a club foot?

What can I do to ease the pain from a club foot?

Custom shoes: You need custom shoes and insoles to fit the deformity of the foot. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: club foot?

What is the definition or description of: club foot?

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

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How likely is it for you to get disability with club foot?

How likely is it for you to get disability with club foot?

Not: Likely. It is very difficult to get disability when one can be employed. ...Read more

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If you leave club foot untreated, what is the worst that could happen?

If you leave club foot untreated, what is the worst that could happen?

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

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My first baby have club foot and then second baby also had same desease?

My first baby have club foot and then second baby also had same desease?

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

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Will a baby with club foot be always deformed?

Will a baby with club foot be always deformed?

Club foot can be: Treated. The earlier the better. While sometimes surgery is necessary, typically casting is done first while things are flexible. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my severe pain from club foot?

Depends: If you can't get relief from conservative measures, surgery may be necessary to correct the deformity. I would recommend an evaluation by a physician who has experience in treating adult club foot deformities. ...Read more

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How painful is the club foot operation?

How painful is the club foot operation?

Painful: Luckily between the anesthetics and powerful painkillers and the infant's still relatively undeveloped sensorium, the after effects should be minimal over the long term. ...Read more

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I have congenital talipes (club foot), any suggestions?

I have congenital talipes (club foot), any suggestions?

See a doc: Orthopedist or podiatrist with experience with treating this specific disorder, . ...Read more

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What kind of shoe is recommended for someone with a club foot?

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

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If you have a club foot, are you also more likely to have other leg development problems?

If you have a club foot, are you also more likely to have other leg development problems?

Usually not: Club foot is usually an isolated deformity, although it can be associated with meningomyelocele most frequently. Sometimes, what appears to be a true club foot is actually a deformation from position in utero that is reversible without surgery. ...Read more

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How to stop walking on the sides of my feet which apparently is caused by having club foot as a baby?

How to stop walking on the sides of my feet which apparently is caused by having club foot as a baby?

Couple of ideas: You really should see a podiatrist for evaluation.
Custom orthotics may help or you may need a custom foot brace or afo. ...Read more

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I was born with a club foot which was treated with excesise could this be why now I'm having foot pain?

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

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I will soon be having surgery to stabilize my painful residual adult club foot. One part of the surgery is navicular?

Depends: It all depends on what is the residual of your club foot.
Sometimes it entails a fusion of the hindfoot and a talo-navicular fusion particularly if you are suffering from arthritis. Osteotomies with or without fusions maybe required. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Natural Remedies (Definition)

Natural remedies are plant based supplements to help with different symptoms people have. They are found ...Read more