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Herbal Treatment For Baby 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
Treatment options: Treatment options include conservative and surgical management. Conservative management options include use of orthotic devices, change in shoe wear, medications such as oral no-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids), steroid injections, padding of corns and calluses, and splinting and strapping. See a specialist to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a foster child as of 7/18/2015, He was starved nearly to death weighing in at 19 lbs on that date. His DOB is 11/11/2009. (6 yrs old in november). He was exposed to an array of drugs. He had a club foot repair as an infant with casting, he has had
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
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
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
How to stop walking on the sides of my feet which apparently is caused by having club foot as a baby?
I am 35male and was never treated for club foot as a child. What should I do now? I never knew what was wrong with me until now!
Not: Likely. It is very difficult to get disability when one can be employed. ...Read more