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Positional Talipes

Positional Talipes is a common condition which can affect one or both of your baby’s feet. The cause is largely unknown; it is thought to be due to the position of the baby in the womb.

There are two types of positional Talipes:

– Talipes equinovarus: The foot turns inward and down
– Talipes Calcaneovalgus: The foot points upwards and out
– Positional Talipes is usually self limiting and will often resolve independently.

However, sometimes positional talipes can shorten and tighten the soft tissues, including ligaments, tendons and muscles, around your baby’s foot. In most cases treatment involves stretches only, which are done by the parents.

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