Is a club foot a disability?

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asked Dec 27, 2018 in Baby/Newborn by JamStroup (230 points)
Is a club foot a disability?

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answered Dec 27, 2018 by Zontanom09 (290 points)
Sometimes Club Foot can be treated which means that the Club Foot could be straightened and then the child could live a normal life with a normal foot.

But sometimes the Club Foot could be lifelong and then it can be considered a disability and could win the child SSI disability benefits.
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answered Mar 10, 2022 by Lilly21 (57,780 points)
Doctors can sometimes correct clubfoot through a combination of procedures such as stretching, casting, and bracing.

When clubfoot is treated properly and corrected children born with clubfoot and usually enjoy a lot of activities that other children do without any trace of deformity.

So if your baby was born with clubfoot and it's fixed early on then it can usually be corrected without surgery.

Clubfoot most often presents at birth. Clubfoot is caused by a shortened Achilles tendon, which causes the foot to turn in and under.

Clubfoot is twice as common in boys.

Treatment is necessary to correct clubfoot and is usually done in two phases — casting and bracing.

Clubfoot is usually a defect during the growth of the baby in the womb.

Clubfoot is a common type of birth defect that affects muscles and bones in the feet. Instead of being straight, a clubfoot points down and turns in.

This twisting causes the toes to point toward the opposite leg.

A baby can be born with the defect in one or both feet.

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