Clubfoot

What is it?

Clubfoot is a common birth defect that affects the feet. It occurs when the bones of the foot are turned inward or down, which causes them to bend and turn inwards. This can happen on one or both sides of your feet, causing pain and difficulty moving. If left untreated, clubfoot can become more severe over time and result in permanent disability if not treated early on by surgery or other treatments such as bracing or booting.

Clubfoot is a common birth defect because one in every 1,000 children.

Clubfoot, a common birth defect that affects one in every 1,000 children, is a condition where the foot is turned inward or down. This can lead to problems with walking and running activities.

The treatment for clubfoot varies depending on your age and whether you have had surgery before. In general, though, treatment involves wearing special shoes that help stretch out the affected area of your foot (called the metatarsals) while also taking steps toward correcting its position by stretching it outward again with exercise or physical therapy sessions over time (usually at least 6 months). This is done with regular check-ups and under the supervision of expert doctors such as those at Saqsham Ortho. We provide personalized care to your children with satisfactory physiotherapy sessions and exercises.

 

Causes of Clubfoot

Clubfoot has no apparent reason. It is a common birth defect that affects the feet and legs. It’s not inherited, so there is no reason for it to happen. The only known cause of clubfoot is trauma during pregnancy, such as being hit by a car or falling downstairs as an infant.

There are several types of treatment available for clubfoot: surgery, braces and castings (which can be removed later), orthoses (a type of shoe) and physical therapy. If you have any questions about your child’s case or the treatment options available to them, please contact us today to get all your questions answered.

 

The cause of clubfoot is unknown (idiopathic), but it may be a combination of genetics and environment.

Symptoms of Clubfoot

You may notice that your child’s feet are turned inward or down. This is one of the most common symptoms of clubfoot, and it can occur on both feet. The foot seems to be twisted at an angle, with the heel higher than the toes. The condition often occurs in both feet and most commonly affects males of all ages, although some babies are born with this condition.

It is common in children who have had clubfoot as infants to walk laterally on their heels rather than forward on their toes, which makes them appear “sideways” (we call this type of stride a tripod gait).

Clubfoot treatment in India

The treatment of clubfoot can take many avenues. Surgery, injections and orthotics are the most common ways to treat the condition. In addition to these methods, there are also exercises and braces that can be used to help strengthen your child’s legs while they heal from surgery or an injury.

The type of brace you choose will depend on how severe your child’s case is as well as what kind of lifestyle they normally lead (if any). Braces come in many different styles, including those that cover up all four limbs together or just one side at a time; some go under clothing while others stay outside so that people can still move around freely without having anything holding them back from doing so comfortably. To avail such options for your child’s braces, contact our team at Saqsham Ortho today!

 

Procedure for Treatment of clubfoot in children

Treatment for clubfoot in children often starts with splints and casts. Splints are used to straighten the foot, and casts immobilize it in a way that allows it to heal. Casts are often uncomfortable for children. This is because they can cause soreness, bruising or even bleeding from their skin rubbing against the cast material (if there is any). They may also get wet easily if you forget about them outside of water or mud! They need to be handled with proper care and caution.

Casts can be expensive because they require special materials which must be ordered at a particular time of year when supplies are available. Often these materials don’t last long enough before having to replace them again due to wear-and-tear caused by normal use over time–so another trip into town just isn’t possible without incurring extra costs again! For more details on splints and casts, connect with us to attain a personalized session to clear all your doubts.

 

The earlier you treat clubfoot, the better.

The earlier you treat clubfoot, the better. The later you start the treatment for clubfoot, the harder it is to treat, and your child may have more problems with their feet as they grow up. The earlier you treat clubfoot, the less likely it will come back or cause problems in their life later on.

Treatment for clubfoot in children often starts with splints and casts, as mentioned above, but this treatment can be unsuccessful because the shape of a child’s foot changes over time due to growth spurts, sitting on heels etc., so surgery is recommended if there are no other problems present besides clubfeet (which usually means surgery). Since going in for surgery for your child is a big decision, it is often recommended to get the procedure done under the guidance of professional and experienced professionals.

Clubfoot can be extremely painful and uncomfortable for your child if taken lightly. The sooner clubfoot is treated, the better. So, parents should be aware that there are many ways to treat clubfoot. Doctors will often start by making a cast or splint of your child’s foot, which they can wear while waiting for surgery to begin. If you have questions about how best to care for your child if they have clubfoot or any other type of foot injury, please contact us today!

Our team here at Saqsham Ortho has more than 7+ years of experience in treating children with clubfoot. To get the surgery done through an expert and practised crew, book a consultation session with us today!

 

 

At Saqsham, we care for your well-being and strive to bring you the best orthopaedic care and solutions. If your child is experiencing any such issues and would like to get a medical opinion,
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