Welcome To The Clubfoot InstituteClubfoot institute is a site advocating and promoting non surgical treatment for idiopathic clubfoot called "The Ponseti Treatment".
Our goal is to educate parents and general public about Ponseti treatment. We believe as more people find out and learn about this simple, low cost and non painful treatment and effective treatment, there will be less babies undergoing extensive and unnecessary surgical procedures.
What is clubfoot?Clubfoot is when the foot (or feet) appears to turn inwards at the ankle. The most common symptoms of clubfoot are when people appear to be walking on the ankles, or on the sides of their feet. The heel of the foot points down and the front half of the foot turns inward.
Also, the heel may look too narrow and the muscles in the calf are smaller compared to a normal lower leg. Inside the anatomy of clubfoot, the Achilles tendon is tighter than a normal foot. Learn more about what Clubfoot is and who is affected.
HOW IS CLUBFOOT TREATED?Over the past 10 to 15 years, more success has been achieved in correcting clubfeet with the Ponseti Method, instead of major surgery. The Ponseti Method is becoming the standard treatment in the U.S. and around the world. The Ponseti method features a treatment phase and a maintenance phase.
The longer you wait, the more difficult it is to correct your baby’s clubfoot. This is not a decision that should be delayed. If you are not aware that your baby has a clubfoot in the womb, but discover it after birth, you should consult with an expert about correcting the clubfoot as soon as possible.
Learn more about Clubfoot treatment and your options. You can also call our Los Angeles area office at 1.877.366.8911 to set up a consultation.