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How to Cope if Your Infant Must Wear a Foot Brace

How to Cope if Your Infant Must Wear a Foot Brace

In a previous post, I discussed a deformity called clubfoot and how to correct it. The basic treatment involves the stretching, casting, and bracing of the affected foot using the Ponseti method in which I have been trained. Unfortunately, over a third of corrected...

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What is a Clubfoot?

What is a Clubfoot?

Unfortunately, some babies arrive in the world with foot deformities. One of the more common ones is called a clubfoot. This type of deformity affects approximately one birth out of 1,000 and in about 50% of cases both feet are affected (bilateral clubfoot). A...

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What’s Causing My Child’s Pigeon Toe?

What’s Causing My Child’s Pigeon Toe?

"Dear Dr. Burk,I’ve noticed recently that my child walks with her feet turned inward? Should I be worried? Is it possible she has pigeon toe?" The short answer? It is possible that your child has pigeon toe. However, before you start getting worried, there are a few...

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4 Tips For Finding The Right Cleats

4 Tips For Finding The Right Cleats

Fall is in the air, so you know what that means? Football! A friend of mine, whose child is beginning to play the sport this fall, asked me for my recommendations on buying cleats for his son. I offered a few tips that parents need to consider when buying cleats and...

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