An orthopedic specialist will usually begin treatment as soon as possible after birth, as this is the easiest time to reshape the foot and correct the condition.
Ponseti Casting is a special casting protocol performed by an orthopedic specialist that involves weekly stretching and recasting of the affected foot in order to reshape the foot over a period of 5-10 weeks. Once the foot is corrected and the final cast is removed, the child must wear a brace 23 hours a day for about 3 months. Then, the brace must be worn during naps and at night for up to 3 or 4 years.
Usually, it is necessary to do a minor procedure to lengthen or release the tight Achilles tendon on the affected foot.
More severe cases of Clubfoot may require surgery in order to fully correct the foot position. This surgery may involve manually adjusting tendons or using pins to hold bones in the correct position.