Using braces for clubfoot correction is one of the most effective ways to manage the condition, but the process takes a long time to make sure the feet stay in the correct position. Your child uses braces once his or her feet have been stretched and realigned and the casting process is over. For the first three months, your child should wear the braces all the time. This helps prevent the feet from regressing into a clubbed position. After those first months, your baby will only need the braces when he or she sleeps. This stage of correction will last until your child is three to five years old.
Though this seems like a long time, it is necessary to allow your little one’s feet to heal and grow in the right way. Stopping the braces early risks a relapse that will require additional treatment to heal. If you’re concerned about your baby’s clubfoot, or anything with the treatment, let Dr. Darren Silvester know by contacting Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic in Pleasanton, TX. You can call (830) 569-3338 or submit a request online for an appointment.