How common is a club foot?

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asked Jul 4, 2019 in Baby/Newborn by AchingBack (290 points)
How common is a club foot?

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answered Jul 4, 2019 by Judy (56,120 points)
Club Foot is not very common and is a pretty rare condition in babies.

It's not entirely known as to what the exact cause of Club Foot in babies is but Club Foot has been shown to run in families so it can be genetic.

Club Foot can sometimes be corrected as well during infancy in about six to eight weeks with the proper gentle manipulations and plaster casts.

Other causes during birth and health issues during birth could also be a cause of club foot in babies but it's not entirely known for sure if other health issues during pregnancy lead to club foot.

Hopefully one day scientists and doctors will find an exact cause of club foot and hopefully be able to stop club foot before it occurs.

Still though club foot is nothing as long as the baby is born health in other ways.

But usually club foot is easily curable and fixable after birth and the child can lead a good long healthy and active happy life.
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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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