* 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, Equino means the foot is pointing down and Varus means the heel bone is pointing inwards.
The condition is diagnosed by examining the baby’s feet.
Positional Talipes Equinovarus will usually improve within a couple of months as the baby has more space to move and stretch their feet. Some simple exercises and activities can improve the foot position.
It is advised to avoid tight baby grows, tights, socks or shoes which could restrict the movement of the foot and ankle.
For further advice and guidance call Dolphin Physiotherapy Outpatients on 029 218 47577
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital of Wales
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