Treatments for Clubfoot in Children

Because newborn joints, ligaments and tendons are very flexible, treatments for clubfoot are recommended to start 2-4 weeks after birth. The Ponseti Method is the gold standard nonsurgical approach to treating clubfeet. We have 1 of 3 practicing providers in the state of Michigan that is recognized as a preferred provider by The Ponseti International Association.

Follow-up care is key for success. Special braces and stretching exercises continue for several years to make sure the clubfoot does not return as your child grows. The risk of needing surgery for further correction before age 6 is significantly higher in children who do not wear their braces. We continue to monitor kids throughout childhood and adolescence to watch for signs that the clubfoot could be recurring. Caring for a child with clubfoot is a team effort and parents are one of the most important parts of the team.