The foot bending downwards and the ankle inwards is the obvious symptom of clubfoot. This distinguishes it from pigeon toes.
Clubfoot is another common foot deformity present from birth. The condition may affect one or both feet and the severity ranges from mild to severe. At its most severe, the clubfoot is completely rigid.
The deformed foot can be extremely uncomfortable to walk on and the ungainly walking style may cause embarrassment to your child.
This unhealthy gait places great stress on other joints in the body such as the knees and hips and may also cause pain in these areas.
Clubfoot affects as many as one in 1000 births, according to the U.S National Library of Medicine. The cause remains unknown but it is believed to heredity with males more likely to be effected.
It is important to diagnose and treat clubfoot early in order to prevent complications. Erica Dash Podiatry can provide supportive remedial measures to help correct this deformity and give your child relief from pain.
These may include
- Gentle manipulation of the feet to correct the foot shape
- Moulded orthotics
- Exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles and tendons in the feet
Pigeon toes, intoeing and clubfoot are not the end of the world although it may feel like it to your child.
Here at Erica Dash we understand that this growing time can be difficult. We provide remedial treatments and support for you and your child so that your child can put their best feet forward.
Erica Dash Podiatry has the same day solution for your clubfoot pain. Call 43670177 and make an appointment to see one of our qualified Podiatrist’s.