Clubfoot is a foot deformity in which one or both feet turn inward. This happens because the connecting structures between the leg and foot are short and too tight causing the foot to twist inward. It is unknown what causes clubfoot. However, there is an increased risk in families with a history of clubfeet.
Sometimes the bottom of a child’s foot faces the other foot or even upward. Typically there is a deep crease on the bottom of a child’s foot as well as behind the heel.
Clubfoot is not painful for a baby, but if left untreated, the foot will stay in this position, and your child will not be able to walk normally as he or she gets older.
Doctors at Riley at IU Health use a three-step process to treat clubfoot:
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