Clubfoot – Causes, Symptoms, Methods of Correction
Your son or daughter have a clubfoot? Do you want to know how to fix this problem?
Clubfoot is a congenital deformity of the foot, which is more common in boys. There are various types of clubfoot, and usually have a deformation both feet. This defect is most common in children of the Middle East, Africa, and South America. Every 1-3 child born in 1000 with clubfoot.
Types of clubfoot:
- Equinovarus clubfoot. With this type of clubfoot foot is turned downward and inward.
- In this case, heel flips out.
- In this case, heel flips inside.
Clubfoot develops in utero, and in general it can be divided into two categories: idiopathic (unknown cause of it) and teratological (this clubfoot is caused by diseases such as polio, cerebral palsy, meningitis, spina bifida, arthrogryposis).
Over the centuries, in the treatment of clubfoot, it was found that it is easier to fight conservatively, for example using orthopedic insoles longitudinal than surgically. Many patients who have undergone surgery to correct clubfoot receive secondary clubfoot in old age.
To date, treatment of congenital clubfoot begin when the child is four months. It is important in this case to bring the child to regular inspection to the orthopedist and follow all recommendations of your doctor. It is not necessary to treat the problem lightly, as it is the foot and its correct position, affects health. It is because of improper foot position Buda curvature of the spine, which means that the internal organs are not sufficiently supplied with oxygen, and any failures in their work.