If clubfoot is treated when the child is young, the deformity can easily be overcome. Clubfoot is caused when the tendons on the inside and the back of the foot are too short. The toes point down and are held in that position by the shortened tendons. The treatment for clubfoot should be immediate. Take your child to a podiatrist and he will be able to help you. If the clubfoot is minimal, orthotics may be the best option but if it is more severe foot surgery may be needed. The foot surgeon will manipulate the foot and cast it on a weekly basis to rectify the clubfoot. This technique is called "The Ponseti Method," and the casts gradually rectify the position of the clubfoot. A good podiatrist in the Bay Area is Dr. Michael Cornelison. He owns Cupertino Podiatry, a podiatric clinic in Cupertino. He has an online foot pain relief product store called Dr. Mike’s Foot Store which has a wide range of foot products available.
Visit http://www.cupertinopodiatrist.com/products.html to check out the other foot products that this online foot pain relief product store offers. Call (408) 446-5811 to fix an appointment with Dr. Michael Cornelison.