Club Foot / Talipes / Talipes Equinovarus
Symptoms of Clubfoot
The foot of the child with clubfoot is twisted inward with the toes pointing down.
Some of the common features of clubfoot include-
The heel is pointed away from the body and is drawn upwards.
The foot is twisted in towards the other foot.
The toes are pointed down.
Tightening of the Achilles tendon (the tendon that connects the calf muscle to the bone) is present.
The affected foot and leg will be stiff and smaller in size, when compared to a normal child.
The calf muscle may be smaller than normal and underdeveloped.
Lack of ankle joint motion may be present.
The affected foot may have a higher-than-normal arch.