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Early Foot Correction Gets Little Ones Straightened Out

Deformities that are apparent at birth require early intervention to obtain the best results. One of the most common deformities is also referred to as clubfoot, when the foot points down and inward. Why babies are born with this deformity is unknown, but the foot is forced out of normal position because of shortened tendons on the inside and back of the foot. Club foot can vary in degrees of severity and it may affect one or both feet. Normally this deformity does not become problematic until your child begins to walk. If it has not been corrected it may cause your child to walk abnormally on the outside of their foot, which could cause large sores and infections. This condition is not painful, but if it is not resolved it affects the child’s ability to walk normally and participate in normal activities and may also negatively impact social interactions.

Your doctor will notice a club foot deformity soon after birth and can advise you on appropriate treatment. The Ponseti method is currently the most common method of treating clubfoot deformity and its success depends on it beginning shortly after birth. The foot is stretched, turned and then casted. This process occurs weekly, correcting the foot slowly by degrees, until a desired position is achieved. This process is called serial casting. This method is successful in about fifty percent of the cases. In more severe cases, surgery may be required. The doctor will surgically loosen the tendons to allow the foot to assume a more natural position. Then a cast is placed on the foot. After the cast is removed, the child wears a nighttime brace until approximately age two.

Intoeing is another condition that is seen in children. This can come from any poor position of one or more of the following: hip, thigh, knee, leg, ankle or foot.  The origin of this condition can determine whether it needs to be treated, or whether it is likely it will be outgrown. A comprehensive examination is the only way to determine which segment the intoeing is coming from, and what, if anything needs to be done.

Make an appointment with the experienced foot and ankle surgeons at Dallas Podiatry Works, Drs. Brook And Northcutt to evaluate this condition.

If you have a child that shows signs of clubfoot, in-toeing or any other abnormality of the feet or ankles, do not hesitate to call Dr.’s Brook and Northcutt at (972) 566-7474 in Dallas, or (972) 943-3323 in Baylor/Plano for expert individualized care. With state-of-the-art technology Dallas Podiatry Works is able to diagnose and treat patients of all ages and is a safe, caring environment for your child.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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