The deformity of the foot may be due to prolonged positioning in the uterus (womb) and the limited mobility, an abnormal uterine shape or a lack of amniotic fluid.
In most babies where the clubfoot is postural, the forefoot can be passively moved through a complete range of motion. In some babies, the clubfoot is structural and the joint deformity appears fixed and the forefoot cannot be passively moved through its full range of motion.
If both feet are affected, the doctor may look for abnormalities at the lower end of your baby’s spine.
Clubfoot is a common congenital condition. One in every 1,000 newborns has clubfoot and the condition is more common in male babies. The risk goes up for babies whose parents or family members have had clubfoot.
Primary risk factors:
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