Pediatric deformities are problems (usually inherited) that affect the bones, muscles, and tendons of the feet in children. Some common pediatric foot deformities include:
- Calcaneovalgus foot, which occurs when the foot seems to bend upwards
- Congenital vertical talus, which has a similar upward bend to calcaneovalgus, but is more inflexible and often related to other congenital defects
- Clubfoot, which is a more serious deformity that involves the feet being twisted
Some children with pediatric foot deformities do not have any symptoms, and those with mild symptoms are often prescribed nonsurgical treatments, but surgery is sometimes required in serious cases.