My son Dustin also born with one clubfoot which is worse than two clubfeet because the one foot does not grow at the same rate as the “normal” foot. Dustin whom is now 13 has had 5 surgeries and is up for his 6th surgery in 2 weeks. He is very positive and looking forward to his surgery because he is very anxious to join sports in Junior High. His clubfoot is regressing again and we of course are always thinking it will be the last. Only God knows for sure. The procedure being done this upcoming surgery is to cut the fore bones and see if they can straighten the foot again. The bones did not form correctly which is common in clubfoot. He to has no calf muscle and no ankle movement. Shoes are always a challenge at this time because he is now wearing men’s shoes but his clubfoot is wearing kids shoes so that is always fun. His shoes are 4 sizes different!
Dustin is happy and has no limitations. Dustin does get pains in his foot and ankle and some days are worse than others. PhysEd is sometimes hard because he runs and then sometimes starts to limp when his foot starts to hurt but then he won’t say anything because he does not want anyone to know he has a problem. He has a good positive attitude and has no problem showing his foot scars to others.
Debbie in Calif.