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 completely down the outsides of both feet, nowhere else. When I’m standing for long periods it’s unbearable. I’ve tried different types of trainers and I’ve found none that help me.
I saw a specialist a few months ago and he gave me some orthotics to try and realign my feet but they haven’t done anything either. He did mention the possibility of an operation in the future to loosen the tendons and realign my feet that way as I have minimal movement in them. Would that be necessary though…? I feel like the problem is simply the width of my feet, would this operation he mentioned make my feet narrower, if that makes sense?! I haven’t had any operations to-date as it wasn’t needed when I was a baby.
If anyone can help with possible ideas please don’t hesitate to message me! I do have a follow-up appointment in a few weeks with the specialist and I’m sure he’ll find a solution, either way, I’m just worrying. Anyway, I’ll stop rambling on.
Many thanks in advance!