Metatarsus Adductus

Metatarsus Adductus

Metatarsus adductus is a common condition seen in infants and young children, characterized by a curved or turned-in appearance of the front part of the foot. While metatarsus adductus may cause concern for parents, rest assured that early intervention can effectively address the condition. At Children’s Podiatry Clinics, we are dedicated to providing expert diagnosis, treatment, and support for children with metatarsus adductus

Understanding Metatarsus Adductus:

Metatarsus adductus is a condition in which the front part of the foot (forefoot) is turned inward while the heel remains in a normal position. This gives the foot a distinctive “C” or “banana” shape.

Causes of Metatarsus Adductus:

The exact cause of metatarsus adductus is often unknown, but it is believed to be related to the baby’s position in the womb and the pressure exerted on the feet during development.

Signs and Symptoms:

Metatarsus adductus is usually noticeable at birth and may include:

Expert Care at Children's Podiatry:

Our experienced team of podiatrists has a special interest in diagnosing and treating metatarsus adductus, offering comprehensive care to ensure proper foot development and function.

Early Evaluation:

Diagnosis and treatment for metatarsus adductus should ideally begin in the first few months of life.

Non-Invasive Treatment:

Most cases of metatarsus adductus can be managed with non-surgical methods, which may include:

Parental Education:

We believe in involving parents in the care process. Our team provides guidance on stretching exercises and how to monitor and support healthy foot development.

Long-Term Management:

In most cases, ongoing observation and conservative measures may be sufficient to promote natural foot development.

At Children’s Podiatry Clinics, we understand the importance of addressing metatarsus adductus early to ensure your child’s healthy foot development. Our dedicated podiatrists are committed to providing expert care, personalised treatment plans, and ongoing support to help your child achieve optimal foot function and appearance.

To learn more about how we can assist your child in overcoming metatarsus adductus and promoting healthy foot development, schedule a consultation with our skilled Children’s Podiatry team. Contact us today and take the first step towards supporting your child’s confident and comfortable movement.

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