What is Calcaneo valgus foot (baby)?

It is not uncommon for babies to have calcaneo-valgus feet, where the foot rests in an upward position, touch, or almost touching the tibia. This postural deformity is located at the ankle joint and is noticeable at birth. Though the foot appears to have abnormal positioning, it causes no pain for the baby.


Calcaneo valgus foot is a common condition caused by tightness in the muscles around the ankle. It is not caused by problems with the bones in their foot but rather is a reflection of the babys foot position in the womb.


  • Present at birth
  • The foot can be brought to a “normal” 90 degrees ankle position
  • The foot rests in an upward position
  • Toes are usually touching the shin


Understanding the underlying causes and properly diagnosing your condition is the first step to treatment. We then provide a holistic approach to helping patients and their families through their surgical journey. Properly supporting you and/or your child, while educating you on the details helps us ensure the most successful outcomes possible. Our hands on, team approach makes patients feel supported throughout the whole treatment process.

To learn more about your condition and receive a diagnosis, schedule a virtual consultation with one of our experienced orthopedic doctors. During this consultation, all your questions will be answered as our specialists guide you through the evaluation process.

Conservative treatment

  • Stretching
  • Casting

Surgical treatment


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Highly specialized expert care at CLLC

At the Canadian Limb Lengthening Centre we offer complex deformity correction and limb lengthening surgeries performed by experienced surgeons with the most up to date technologies. When it comes to your care, and treatment of deformity and limb length discrepancy, our surgeons have extensive training and experience.