Clubfoot is a condition where one or both feet are rotated inward or downward in a mild or severe matter. When the feet are unnaturally positioned, functionality is limited. In some cases, the affected foot can be smaller than the other one, especially in the heel area. Fortunately, our team at Great Neck Family Foot Care is here to help patients dealing with this unfortunate circumstance.

Symptoms Of Clubfoot 

Clubfoot is caused by a range of abnormalities that are usually present at birth. In some cases, doctors are even able to see this issue within an ultrasound. While the exact cause of clubfoot is unknown, doctors believe having a family history of clubfoot, certain congenital conditions, and smoking during the pregnancy all play a role in its development. Those affected by it will display the below symptoms:

  • The top of the foot twisting downward and inward, increasing your foot arch.
  • The foot can look like it is turned upside down.
  • The affected leg or foot could be shorter.
  • The calve muscles in the leg are underdeveloped.  


In most cases, clubfoot will not cause problems for your child until they begin to walk. However, treatment for clubfoot should be sought out as soon as possible. Even after intervention methods have been utilized, complications that can still arise from this condition include:

  • Limited ability for movement.
  • Irregular leg length.
  • Difficulty finding shoes that fit right.
  • Arthritis.
  • Poor self-image.
  • Muscle irregularity.

Treatment And Management Options

Getting ahead of clubfoot and starting treatment and intervention methods early offers the best chance at overcoming this condition. There are a variety of ways in which our podiatrists can help with this. We want our patients to maintain full functionality of the feet, and which is why we recommend the below treatment options:

  • Performing therapeutic.
  • Using a series of casts to reposition the foot slowly.
  • Surgically realigning the foot.