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Doctor insights on: Baby Club Foot

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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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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 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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Babies in walkers causes pigeon toe?

Babies in walkers causes pigeon toe?

Born with pigeon toe: The old walkers are not safe and not made anymore because they are not safe. Too many toddlers fell down stairs. They were not known to cause pigeon toes. There are different causes ranging from twisted ankles or feet at birth to hips that grew onward at an older age. ...Read more

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What's better for the foot? Sneakers, sandals, running shoes?

What's better for the foot? Sneakers, sandals, running shoes?

All can be fine: This is hard to answer. It depends on the quality of the shoe, how well it fits the shape of your foot and, most importantly, how well it feels. As a rule, the thicker the sole, the stiffer the shoe, the better the support, the better the shoe is for you. It does mean that other shoes are bad. Using generalities, my best answer to your question, would be a good running shoe. Dr l. ...Read more

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Dancer foot care...Advice?

Dancer foot care...Advice?

Prevention...: Popper warm up and use of supportive shoes are important. If you are having a specific problem, have the feet evaluated by a professional. ...Read more

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22 female, properly fitted shoes. Right foot, painful baby toe [knuckle]. ?

Pinky Toe: You may have a hammertoe or bone spur even though the shoes may fit. Have podiatrist look at it. ...Read more

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Chilblain toes: is a rubbing wellington boot ok?

Chilblain toes: is a rubbing wellington boot ok?

No ,I do not thing s: Chilblains is a medical condition that is often confused with frostbite and trench foot. Chilblains are acral ulcers (that is, ulcers affecting the extremities) that occur when a predisposed individual is exposed to cold and humidity. A history of chilblains is suggestive of a connective tissue disease.Avoid tight fitting socks/shoes and keep your dry and warm. ...Read more

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I have plantar fasciitis and spur at ball of my foot. New orthotics have an arch and I walk flat footed. Foot feels bruised. Try to adapt? Damaging?

I have plantar fasciitis and spur at ball of my foot. New orthotics have an arch and I walk flat footed. Foot feels bruised. Try to adapt? Damaging?

Give it time: If you have just started wearing the orthotics, your foot may just need more time. Just like anything new, start slowly. Meaning, wear the orthotics in short durations and build from there. If the foot does not come around quickly, see a doctor to check the fit of the orthotic. ...Read more

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Best running shoes for flat foot sprinter ?

Best running shoes for flat foot sprinter ?

A good fitting: the internet is full of different ideas of brands of shoes for your foot type and body size. What you need to do is either find a good shoe fitter at a running store and have hem check your foot and try different pairs with arch supports for your foot. Make sure it is comfortable and feels like good support. You can always see a sports medicine physician or a podiatrist who can fit you. ...Read more

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About 3 months ago had baby, now my toes hurt when I wear high heels and jam feet into old shoes. Is foot fractured?

About 3 months ago had baby, now my toes hurt when I wear high heels and jam feet into old shoes. Is foot fractured?

Doubt it: Just had baby 3 months ago, you might still be swollen from fluid retention. An xray can confirm if your toe is fractured.Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there anything wrong with a preschool child walking on tippy toes a lot?

Is there anything wrong with a preschool child walking on tippy toes a lot?

Check heel cords: Toe walking can be seen in a number of preschoolers. Child needs exam to rule out shortened heel cords (Achilles tendons) that may need stretching or occasionally surgery to allow lengthening. I would also evaluate knee (patellar) reflexes and a reflex called an anal wink. IF either of these are missing, the child may have a tethered spinal cord which requires neurosurgery to release tether. ...Read more

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Child with club foot at risk for other birth defects?

Child with club foot at risk for other birth defects?

No: Club feet are due to unusual position in uterus and leads to deformity. It may associated with other positional deformity;but no other chromosome abnormality. ...Read more

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My 10 year old son has hammer toe's and toenails that curl in toward his toe's when they grow . Is this common?

My 10 year old son has hammer toe's and toenails that curl in toward his toe's when they grow . Is this common?

Fairly common: These should be observed until child is older. Should they ever become painful surgical repair may be indicated. ...Read more

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Does the reebok easytone sneaker fit on a foot that has bunions?

Does the reebok easytone sneaker fit on a foot that has bunions?

See below: The best brand name of sneakers for bunions is new balance. They make extra wide shoes to accommodate your bunions. ...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