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Home Remedies For Baby 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
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
Club foot: There isn't enough space here to describe that. See a specialist in that disorder who can explain those details. ...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
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
Your ?????: The open HT site is not a chat room. If you submitted other information at some point, this is not linked on the site and not available for review. All submissions should have basic information followed by a clear question. ...Read more
Hi my son have club foot he is undergoing 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 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
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 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!
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
How to stop walking on the sides of my feet which apparently is caused by having club foot as a baby?
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
My husband has a cousin born with club foot. Ive 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 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
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
Variable: Depending on the degree and treatment of the malformation long-term outcomes for children with club foot are variable. For most who are treated early in life with appropriate measures the prognosis is very good and approaches that of non-affected peers. Some children will have long-term balance or pain issues after treatment, but most do very well. ...Read more
Good results: The Ponseti method is used for infants and young children is one of the best ways to treat mild and moderate cases. Severe cases often need surgery but casting is usually tried first. It consists of the leg and foot being casted over several weeks to slowly straighten the foot and usually has very good results. Not all foot specialists are trained in this method so ask when calling for an appt ...Read more
Hi, my sisters son has club foot nd he is not gainning any weight we weighs at 28 pounds 1 yrs old, he eats a lot what could this be any answers?
Confusing question: A club foot has nothing to do with weight gain. At 28 lb and a year of age the kid is considered in the top 1% of weight for age. If he weighed less than 9 lb at birth and is now less than 31 in long I would consider him overweight. You need to formulate a more specific question. ...Read more
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