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Positional Talipes Calcaneovalgus

Positional Talipes Calcaneovalgus* describes the position of one or both feet of a newborn's turning outwards and upwards.

Baby with feet pointing upwards

It is a condition present at birth, and is thought to relate to how your baby’s feet have been positioned in the womb. The foot position will generally improve over time. The feet are normal, there are no bone or soft tissue deformities. It will not cause any problems with walking in the future. 


* It is a complicated name, but Positional means related to the way the baby has been resting inside the womb. Talipes refers to the foot and ankle and Calcaneo means the foot is positioned upwards.

For further advice and guidance call Dolphin Physiotherapy Outpatients on 029 218 47577

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital of Wales
Heath Park
CF14 4XW

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