Clubfoot is treatable, especially if addressed right away. It’s a deformity of the foot present at birth, curving the feet down and inward. It needs to be treated immediately, while the foot structures are still very flexible, for the child to be able to walk properly when they are older. Both surgical and nonsurgical options are available. Conservative treatments include casting, bracing, stretches, and exercises. Surgery may be needed if the feet are stiff or not responding to noninvasive measures. Procedures can be done to lengthen tendons, reset joints, and pin bones in place.
When clubfoot is addressed shortly after birth, it has a greater chance of responding to conservative remedies. If your child has a foot deformity, don’t put off treatment and allow their body to grow incorrectly. Problems are much harder to address the longer you wait. Contact Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle, L.L.C. for an appointment or more information and take care of your baby’s feet. Call (541) 776-3338 or request more information on our website.