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What Is The Long Term Effect On Lifestyle For Someone With A Club Foot
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Club foot: Is most commonly genetic. This is due to a dysfunction in the gene that codes for certain tendons in the legs and foot. I have also seen club foot induced by trauma due to a nerve and tendon injury. Most importantly, there is excellent treatment for it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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!
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 have had 2 surgeries to fix my club foot when I was born in 1985, but not it is giving me a lot of trouble. What can I do?
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