Calcaneus valgus is a neonatal disorder caused by the intrauterine position. It is usually one-sided. The forefoot is dorsiflexed and abducted, whereas the heel is valgus. The ankle has restricted motion. As a result of the foot position, an external tibial torsion may arise, as well as an externally rotated tibia in some circumstances. Although the real cause of calcaneovalgus foot is unknown, one suggestion is that it is caused by an intrauterine "packaging" issue, in which the baby's foot position in the womb is reflected.
1. The calcaneovalgus foot is visible from birth.
2. The foot is usually partially adjusted so that it can be brought to the "normal" ankle position of 90 degrees.
3. It can be unilateral or bilateral, and it may be associated with other conditions such as posterior-medial tibial bowing (the affected leg is curved and shorter), vertical talus (the talus bone is not in its right position, causing the entire foot to appear deformed), muscle imbalance, or nerve injury.
4. If the kid fails to set right the foot with stimulation, the valgus posture might be maintained by peroneal muscle somatic dysfunction, and in some cases, muscle contractures may be present.
5. Apart from a few home stretching exercises, most kids with typical calcaneovalgus feet require no treatment.
6. Typically, the disease heals within the first few weeks of life. If there are further causes or linked conditions, they will be addressed and handled as needed.
Bent or shorter legs,The talus bone is out of place, resulting in the entire foot to appear malformed,Typically observed in older children
Posterior-medial bowing of the tibia, vertical talus,Muscle imBalance or nerve injury
Painkillers,Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs),Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs),Steroids (also known as corticosteroids),Physical therapy