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Club Foot

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Unregistered, Mar 5, 2010.

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  1. Unregistered

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    My granddaughter was taken to a doctor at a clinic while her parents are waiting on their insurance to kick in. She went there because when she walks, she is dragging her left foot. When she runs, it isn't as pronounced as when she walks. Other than dragging the foot, her foot appears normal and isn't twisted in any direction. The doctor at the clinic diagnosed her with club foot and told her mother to put her shoes on the wrong feet, which should correct the problem. I went on-line to learn more about club foot and from everything I am reading, I am not sure this is the correct diagnosis for her or the correct treatment. I will say that putting her shoes on the wrong feet does seem to have helped with the dragging a little bit, but I am still unsure about the diagnosis. Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas about this? I have advised her parents to take her to see a specialist. Thank you!
    Concerned Grandma
     
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

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    I would think that the doctor may not have really been familiar with club foot and simply used that terminology incorrectly. It sounds as if the child might have metatarsus varus with toeing in problems, but that's just a guess based on my interpretation of what you have posted. I would recommend that the child be seen by a podiatrist or orthopedist who has particular experience with foot problems in children.
     
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