What is Clubfoot Deformity?

Clubfoot is a deformity that causes the foot to twist down and inwards. Though noticed and treated in newborns, Clubfoot is not painful for the baby. Treatment is needed in all cases to correct the deformity in order for the child to be able to walk normally. If left untreated the condition can develop lifelong physical limitations and pain. The condition is seen more often in male patients than in females. With treatment, almost all children have feet that allow them to participate fully in all normal activities.


Clubfoot occurs because the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the foot are abnormally short and tight. It can affect one or both feet. Though the exact cause for the deformity is unknown, it is thought to be linked to genetic and environmental factors.


  • Foot is twisted downward and inward
  • Increased arch and heel that turns inward
  • Affected foot may be slightly smaller
  • Underdeveloped calf muscles in affected leg(s)


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.



Ponseti casting for baby foot deformities

Case studies

2 week old baby boy with Bilateral clubfeet


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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.