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Clubfoot- Diagnosis and Treatment for Babies

Clubfoot

Undoubtedly, clubfoot is one of the most common and common complications among all people. A bone complication that is influenced by many factors, but without a doubt, it is always one of the main reasons for the change of state in people’s organs. A condition in which people, standing in a normal position, see a very large distance between their knees. A noticeable distance can be seen even though the ankles are glued to each other.
It is interesting to know that the most important factor in naming this condition as a bracket foot is the way the feet are placed in an arched position. A condition that is undoubtedly the first effective factor in its occurrence is the narrowness of the baby’s space and the lack of sufficient space in the mother’s womb.
But have you ever been asked the question of what is the cause of braces?
In this topic, we intend to accompany you in finding a suitable answer to this question with a comprehensive and comprehensive look. So stay with us!

Clubfoot

What is The Cause of Clubfoot?

As we mentioned earlier, the cause of clubfoot can be caused by numerous factors. Effective factors, among the most important of which, the following can be mentioned:

  • Lack of coordination and harmony on the children’s development page
  • Muscle weakness
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Rheumatic disease
  • Bone fracture
  • Rickets (softness of the bones)
  • Turning the legs inwards
  • Excessive use of diapers during infancy
  • Overweight and obesity in children
  • Bad sitting and bad standing
  • Weakness or shortness of the hamstring muscle
  • Obesity and excess weight
  • Excessive use of diapers in infants and children
  • Paget’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Reduction of minerals needed in the body

Appropriate Ways to Diagnose Clubfoot Disease

As we mentioned before, a bracket foot is a bone complication that causes a disorder in the positioning of the legs, leading to an arched and bracketed position. Therefore, the initial diagnosis of this complication is not very difficult.

One of the first and most effective steps in the diagnosis of club foot disease is gluing the ankles together while standing. In this case, it is enough to avoid contracting the muscles and only measure the distance created between your knees. Then look at your feet in the mirror. If the distance measured is more than normal and the legs are arched and arched in the mirror, it is obvious that the person is suffering from the condition of the arched leg and should see a doctor as soon as possible. Because although clubfoot disorder does not have many risks like other disorders, it is interesting to know that this bone disorder also has countless complications. Side effects that we will discuss further.

What Are The Most Important Side Effects of Braces?

  • The development of early arthritis
  • Deformation in the structure of the legs and an unpleasant appearance
  • High pressure on the inner surface of the knee joint and severe pain
  • Stretching of the soft tissues in the inner part of the knee and severe pain
  • Movement and sports restrictions

The Best Age to Treat Clubfoot!

Although we have already mentioned the occurrence and formation of clubfoot disease in childhood and the fetal growth of babies, have you ever been asked the question of when is the best and most appropriate time to treat clubfoot?

It is interesting to know that the most appropriate age for the treatment of club feet is before the age of 3 years. Children are more flexible at a young age. Optimum flexibility leads to speeding up the treatment process and, as a result, easier recovery from this condition. Problem is that if you postpone its treatment to older age, not only will not have the desired effect but also requires constant and intensive exercises.

Therefore, in this article, we intend to accompany you in the treatment of this bone complication by providing effective and at the same time standard exercises.

Clubfoot

What Is The Best Treatment for Clubfoot?

As we mentioned earlier, the most important and effective solution in the treatment of clubfoot is to perform sports and purposeful movements. Movements that can be used by all people due to the lack of age restrictions. Among the most effective corrective and sports movements, the following can be mentioned!

Squat next to The Wall with The Ball

To perform this exercise and corrective movement, just place a volleyball or soccer ball between your legs and then lean against the wall. Of course, remember that your feet should be 25 cm away from the wall. Hold the ball between your knees and then lower your upper body until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Maintain the pose for 3 seconds and then return to the starting position. Practice this corrective movement 1 or 2 times a week in 3 sets of 12. This type of squat will have a very positive effect on correcting knee braces by using the proximal muscles.

Bring The Feet closer to each other on The Floor

In this method, it is enough to place a volleyball or soccer ball between your ankles and press the ankles towards each other for 10 seconds and then rest for 10 seconds. This corrective movement is done daily and without restrictions.

Bringing The Legs together in a Sitting Position

To perform this corrective exercise, it is enough to first keep your back straight and press the soles of your feet together for 30 seconds. Then try to put pressure on the soles of your feet and also bring your knees closer to the ground. By doing this corrective movement regularly, you create a noticeable stretch in the groin adductor muscles and the knee support muscles. A stretch that increases the flexibility of these muscles.

Non-Surgical Treatment of Clubfoot in Adults with The Help of Exercise

If you have braces, you should always keep your weight in balance; Exercising is one of the activities that, in addition to strengthening the knee muscles, is also very useful in maintaining fitness.

Losing weight and staying fit will prevent additional stress on the knee, thus preventing the patient’s condition from worsening.

Another use of exercise to treat clubfoot in adults is to improve the shape of the legs. If the problem with the bracket leg is minor; Knee and leg strengthening exercises can help correct them and improve the condition.

Cycling, swimming and walking are among the sports that are very effective in strengthening and treating clubfoot in adults.

Taking Essential Bone Supplements

If the cause of club foot is due to the lack of essential vitamins in the body, then the orthopedic surgeon prescribes some special medicines and food supplements for the bone along with prescribing sports exercises for club feet.

Supplements containing calcium, vitamin D and vitamin C are among the supplements that are prescribed for the non-surgical treatment of clubfoot in adults.

Having a Proper Diet to Strengthen Bones

A patient with clubfoot should pay attention not to neglect the consumption of healthy foods in addition to doing sports and taking food supplements. Useful and healthy foods prevent the occurrence of clubfoot complications in adults and are very effective in maintaining knee health by strengthening the knees.

Among the useful foods that are prescribed to strengthen bones include:

  • Fruits and vegetables rich in fatty acids or omega-3
  • Eating a variety of foods rich in protein
  • Consumption of anti-inflammatory foods such as ginger and turmeric spices

Using Special Shoes for Braces

One of the most effective non-surgical treatment methods for clubfoot in adults is the prescription of insoles and medical shoes, which are very helpful in relieving pressure from the knees.

Also, these shoes, with the effect they have on the correct distribution of pressure on the knee, make it easier for a person to stand and walk while walking and standing.

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