What is it?

Congenital Deformities of Feet, or Congenital foot deformities can affect feet, toes or ankles. There are many common foot deformities such as clubfoot, vertical talus, tarsal coalition, and cleft foot. Some of them have a genetic background.

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Additional names

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- Accessory navicular bone

Signs & symptoms

Not all foot deformities are symptomatic. However, if not treated early enough, they can affect your child’s development, and may interfere with their ability to walk and perform daily tasks.


A healthcare provider will check for any problems during pregnancy or birth, they may ask about your child's siblings medical history, and his or her development. Then, a physical examination will be performed to check for any deformity of the feet. You may referred to imaging tests such as X-ray, CT, or MRI scans.


Treatment of congenital deformities of feet often utilizes the plasticity of child's foot to fix the deformity. Treatment options include casting, manipulation and splinting.

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