Congenital Talipes Equinovarus
Clubfoot Stories

Bilateral Clubfoot Boomer

Hello, my name is Darrell and I just discovered this website, I am glad it is available to read. I was born in 1958(Baby Boomer), with bilateral clubfoot in a small CA town. The hospital was ill equipped to handle

Clubfoot and trying…

Hi, My name is Lisa. I was born 22nd June 1988 with both feet affected by clubfoot as shown in the photo. As soon as I was born I had a lot of operations straightening my legs and feet, one

Physically Active with Clubfeet

I was born on July 5th, 1991 with bilateral talipes. I have no memories of the surgery, but my parents kept the casts and I can remember my mom explaining the process of having the feet corrected. When I was


Thank you, Ruth, for creating this site. I can see that you have offered a space for so many people to feel heard. Tears run down my cheeks as I read each story and understand the loneliness of so many

Still fighting

I was born in 1976 with bilateral club foot, I was able to be “corrected” with casting and braces. And of course remember none of it. My adolescence was normal, I participated in sports and lived a normal life, until

Clubbed but not Beaten

My name is Steve Cox I was born in December 1960 in Perth Western Australia with 2 club feet. My right foot had a 45 degree twist, but the left foot was far worst being completely backwards and upside down.

Struggling adult with Clubfoot

Hi All I just wanted to see if anyone else struggles and what they do. I am 30 years old and was born with clubfoot in both of my feet. I have had numerous operations from been 6 weeks old,

Matthew P’s Club Foot Story

I was born in September of 1987 with severe bilateral clubfoot. When I was born the doctor almost immediately set my feet and put them in cast. As I grew the casts had to be changed out periodically until I

My Clubfoot Journal

July 20, 1998 This was a great day for me was the day I was born. I do not remember much, but from what my mother tells me, it was my first surgery. Not even a day old and were

Clubbed Road

Hiya fella clubbies! My Name is Zayed Rasul, I was born with bilateral clubfeet, and like the rest of you my childhood was spent in casts and braces. The Ponseti method didn’t work for me and being in a third

A Long Time Ago

I’m now 63 and was born with a clubfoot on my right leg and underwent surgery when I was around 7 years old. I have distant memories of a right leg with a heavy plaster cast. After that absolutely nothing

Still kicking

My name is Danny. I was born in 1951 with severe bilateral club foot. Staring very early I had casting and 6 surgeries on my feet. They are shorter than normal and not quite the same size. I wore the

Jessica – Left Club Foot

Hello, I am 28-years-old and I was born with a left club foot. I underwent surgery at 3 months old to allow me to walk. I was able to participate in sports and live pain free until I was seventeen.

Anthony’s club foot story

Hello my name is Anthony and I would like to tell a little bit of my struggle with clubfoot. Before I start I want to say how extremely helpful and thankful it is to see other people’s stories and realize


My name is Rachel and I was born with 2 club feet in 1973. While I don’t remember any of it, I endured multiple surgeries before the age of 2 and learned to walk in braces. My paternal grandmother also

The Sea’s Clubfoot Story and Journey to Elite Competition

Hello Everyone. I am the sea – its a nickname that everyone calls me. I’ll share with you my story (so far) I have just turned 20 years old. I was born with a left club foot and had surgery

Running with Congenital Talipes

Hi – Just a short post from me to give some parent and talipesists a bit of comfort. My name is Mike and am 46 years old. I was born with congenital talipes of the right foot. When I was

Growing up with clubfoot *Kids point of view*

Hey there! My name is Rayna and I was born with congenital clubfoot on both of my feet. I was born in 2001 and I just turned 13 this year. Having my clubfeet hasn’t really affected my life when I

double club feet

I was born in 1955, in Berkeley hospital, Gloucestershire, UK. My mother was distraught at the thought of me having this problem (causing her to have a nervous breakdown). I went through 2 operations(Dillwyn Evans procedure. my claim to fame

Nevaeh’s Clubfoot Story

My daughter, Nevaeh, was born with bilateral clubfoot. When she was born, I didn’t even know what clubfoot was. She was treated using the Ponsetti method. The treatment went so well that she didn’t even need to get the small