What are the dangers of leaving clubfoot untreated?

Childhood dangers to feetClubfoot is normally very treatable. The earlier you begin treatment, the better, too. Failing to take care of this deformity can have serious consequences for your child and make it difficult, or even impossible, for them to walk normally or wear regular shoes. A clubbed foot does not heal on its own. The foot will remain in the twisted position unless it’s treated. When you child starts to walk, this means his or her foot will be twisted and unable to function properly—and your child won’t be able to walk normally. This could lead to arthritis in his or her joints. The foot and leg muscles won’t be able to develop, either.

Your child will also need special shoes to accommodate the foot deformity. Pain from walking abnormally may limit his or her participation in activities. He or she may feel self-conscious about the appearance of his or her feet as well. Fixing clubfoot in older children or adults is difficult and complicated, too. Don’t wait to take care of your baby’s clubfoot. Call (303) 805-5156 or use our website to make an appointment with Podiatry Associates, P.C. in Cherry Creek, Castle Pines, or Parker, CO, today.http://www.footdoctorscolorado.com/contact.cfm

Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC