Club foot is a birth defect in which one or both feet are twisted out of shape or position.
The foot is turned inward and the bottom of the foot can face sideways or upward. The calf is often smaller and tight. It is a common congenital deformity affecting 1 in 1000 children and boys twice more than girls.
It is not painful in infancy but the child will have trouble walking without treatment.
Treatment will include a combination of stretching, casting and bracing which should start soon after birth.
Without treatment, it will not improve and the child will end up walking on the outside of their foot and develop pain and activity limitations as a result.
If you are concerned please get an assessment by our physiotherapist to determine if further tests will be required.
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