The symptoms of clubfoot may resemble other medical conditions of the foot. If the affected foot is flexible, it is known as a "positional clubfoot." This flexible type of clubfoot is caused by the baby's position in the uterus. positional clubfoot can easily be positioned into a normal position by hand. A true clubfoot, however, is rigid and very hard to manipulate.

In addition to the foot problem, the muscles in the lower leg are not as large as usual, and the joints in the ankle are not normal and do not move as much as a normal ankle. The affected foot and leg is usually smaller, and the child may need to wear a smaller shoe on the clubfoot.

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