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A to Z: Clubfoot

Clubfoot is a birth defect that causes one or both of a baby's feet to turn inward and downward, giving the foot or feet a club-like appearance.

A to Z: Flat Foot

Flat foot is a condition in which the arches on the inside of a person's foot have less curve to them or are flat, so that the entire sole of the foot rests on the ground when the person is standing.

A to Z: Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease is a common contagious illness caused by viruses from the enterovirus family, most commonly the coxsackievirus.

A to Z: Kohler's Disease

Kohler's disease is a rare cause of foot pain that develops from temporary changes in bones in the feet as kids grow.

A to Z: Open Wound, Foot

Learn more about foot wounds and how they're treated.

A to Z: Paresthesia

Parathesia is a burning, prickling, itching, or tingling "pins and needles" skin sensation. Anyone who has had a foot "fall asleep" has experienced temporary paresthesia.

Athlete's Foot

Athlete's foot is a common fungal skin infection. It's generally easy to treat and prevent.


Clubfoot is a birth defect that makes one or both of a baby's feet point down and turn in. Most clubfeet can be successfully corrected using the nonsurgical Ponseti method.

Clubfoot (Topic Center)

Clubfoot is when a baby is born with feet that point down and turn in. The condition usually can be fixed without surgery. Here's what parents should know.

Clubfoot: Moving the Legs in a Ponseti Brace (Video)

After clubfoot is corrected in the casting phase, it must be maintained in the bracing phase for up to 5 years. While your baby wore casts, he or she could move the legs independently. But because both feet are in the brace, the legs can only move together.