Clubfoot, also known as clubfoot, is a congenital foot deformity that occurs when a baby's foot twists out of shape or position. The condition affects about 1 in 1,000 newborns and affects more men than women.
The exact cause of clubfoot is not fully understood, but is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Some of the factors that can contribute to clubfoot are:
Genetics: Clubfoot can occur in families, indicating that there may be a genetic component to this condition.Position in the uterus: Some studies suggest that the position of the fetus in the uterus may play a role in the development of clubfoot. pointing up) are more likely to get clubfoot.Abnormal muscle development: Abnormal muscle development in the legs and feet can contribute to clubfoot. Neuromuscular Disorders: Certain neuromuscular disorders, B. cerebral palsy, may increase the risk of developing clubfoot.
Below are some of the common physical therapies for clubfoot.
Stretching exercises: Stretching exercises are designed to improve the range of motion of the affected foot and ankle. A physical therapist works with your child to stretch the muscles and ligaments around the foot and ankle using gentle, progressive techniques.
Strengthening exercises: Strengthening exercises help increase the strength of the muscles in your legs and feet.These exercises may involve using resistance bands, weights, or other equipment to challenge your muscles.
Balance and Coordination Exercises: Balance and coordination exercises are designed to improve your child's ability to maintain balance and coordination while standing, walking and running.
Abnormal muscle development: Abnormal muscle development in the legs and feet can contribute to clubfoot.Neuromuscular Disorders: Certain neuromuscular disorders, B. cerebral palsy, may increase the risk of developing clubfoot.