Congenital Talipes Equinovarus
Clubfoot Stories

A Dane with a strain

Hi everyone, my name is Camilla, and I was born in 1996 in Denmark. I was born with a left club foot, which was discovered at birth. I was treated using the Copenhagen method, and that meant that from infancy

My Clubfoot Journey, Sports, MMA & Champion Bodybuilder.

Hey everyone, my names Zachary Bordato & I reside in Canada. I’m currently 24 years old and this is my story… I was born with severe club foot on both legs, each one of my ankles and calves are extremely

Caroline’s Story

My name is Caroline, I’m eighteen years old, and I was born with club feet. My Mother tells me that as soon as I came into this world, the entire hospital room came to a silent halt. They told her

Clubfoot Adventures

Hi my name is Jon age 34 (2016) i was born with Club feet, rectified over several operations til the age of 7, one leg is still clubbed, severely skinny with muscle wastage and causes pain discomfort etc, I share

Will it get worse?

I’m not exactly looking for horror stories, I am just curious about other people’s experiences on this site. My name is Alex, I recently just turned 20 and I have bilateral talipes. When I was just a few hours old

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