Clubfoot Stories

An active life with club feet

I’m 48 year old male born in 1970 with bilateral club feet when the first started doing the Ponseti method. I have had only the castings, the Achilles’ tendon lengthening, and the metal bars with the shoes when I was a baby and toddler. I feel I was lucky that I never had to go …

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14 and fighting the odds

We found out that my daughter had clubfoot at birth. Everyone was quiet and we were panicking that something was wrong with her. Once they explained it we started making a plan. The first doctor we saw said that she would never walk, would need complete reconstruction at 6 months and no he didn’t know …

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My life of pain…

I am a 40-year-old woman who was born in 1978 with a right club foot. I was casted and wore shoes with the big metal rods between them. I also had surgery. I have an artificial heel, and heel cord. I had this all done at Boston a children’s Hospital and the doctors told my …

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Does it get better?

Hi everyone. My name is Leanne and I was born with bilateral clubbed feet in 1989. I had a surgery at six months old. According to my mom the surgeons over corrected my feet. I walk slightly on my ankles and am super flat footed. I feel like that shouldve been the last and only …

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Madonna’s story

Hi everyone. My name is Madonna. I was born in 1979 with very, very severe bilateral clubfeet. My feet were turned in, over to where the bottoms of my feet faced my face, and the inside of each big toe came together to meet the inside of each heel. I was born on a Saturday …

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My Left Clubfoot

Hey guys, I’m 33 years old with a left clubfoot. I have had 14 operations from birth to about when I was 14. I have always had pain in my foot and leg but I lead a normal life doing sports and running etc but now at 33 life is getting to be a struggle …

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Janis’s clubfoot story

My name is Janis and I was born with this terrible bilateral clubfeet. My left foot is almost normal but my right foot never got fixed. As a child, I was teased by the other kids for being different and for having braces and crutches throughout my childhood. Growing up I always tried to keep …

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SJ 23 and living with pain

I had my last surgery in 2006, 11-12 years ago, I would like to say ever since I have been fine but its not true, I have hypersensitivity on the outside edge of my foot and if I sit in a certain position for a while the bottom of my foot starts to have a …

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I’m 23 and in constant pain

Hi, I’m Daniel and I’ve got clubfoot with my right foot being the only one affected. I’ve had a total of four surgeries with only the initial position correction working efficiently. My big toe was also fused together so it can’t bend this was to stop it sticking up when I walk but I think …

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16 And Living with Club Foot

I’ve always wanted to share my story and here some people might actually understand it. I’m only 16 and I’ve had 9 surgeries trying to correct my club foot (affecting my left foot and leg) as well as the other damages it has caused. I’m looking at at least 3 more within the next couple …

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Clubfoot Questions

My name is Sarah and I am 34 years old. I was born with severe bilateral clubfoot. I had surgery on both feet before I was a year old. Then I was in casts for a year. I learned to walk in those casts. =) Then I wore shoes on the wrong feet (to straighten …

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They called me Prancer

I was born in 1968 with clubbed feet. I have seen pictures of myself with a brace between by feet, and know that casts were used when I was an infant to try to correct them. I never had any surgery, and little was done with exercise or corrective stretching. I have not lived with …

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Bilateral Talipes Questions (Pain down the outsides of both feet)

Hello everyone. I’m 22 and was born with Bilateral Talipes. Just wanted to ask some questions. Does anyone suffer from pain due to the width of their feet? I think wide feet is quite a common trait in babies/adults with Clubfoot and over the past few years, they’ve really caused me problems. The pain is …

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20 and in agony (at times)

Hi, my name’s James, I have never met anyone else with a club foot other than me, I am so glad to have found this page to read it’s not just me who has and does suffer from this. My situation is that I have a left clubbed foot which was treated when I was 2, …

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Luke’s Clubfeet Story

My name is Luke, and I am a 14-year-old boy. It has been hard through life trying to be good at sports like my dad. Because of Clubbed feet, people used to make fun of me for not being able to run fast enough, or it hurts every time I kick a ball. Everyone used …

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