Our work

We help children in India born with clubfoot, to be free from a lifetime of disability.

We do this through the support of clubfoot clinics that are recognized and officially licensed by the Ministry of Health, in every state of India.

But we cannot do this without your support.

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What is Clubfoot?

Clubfoot is a deformity that twists the foot downward and inward, making walking difficult or often impossible. Left untreated, clubfoot leads to a lifetime of disability. While it cannot be prevented, the condition can be corrected using a relatively inexpensive treatment method called Ponsetti, which we offer free of charge to the families that we serve.

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Clubfoot Causes

It is not known exactly what causes clubfoot, but it is indiscriminate and it’s not because of something the parents did. There is no known way of preventing clubfoot but it can be treated, at no cost to the family.

Clubfoot Treatment

Clubfoot India UK works with local partner clubfoot clinics through a collaboration with CURE Clubfoot India, recognized as a provider of choice by the Ministries of Health of all 29 states in India.

We support the gold standard of clubfoot treatment called the Ponsetti method. Starting soon after birth, the initial process is the ‘treatment phase’ and involves weekly castings for a period of six to eight weeks. Usually, five to six plaster casts are needed to fully correct the alignment of the foot and ankle. At the time of the final cast, the majority of infants will need a minimally-invasive small outpatient procedure to lengthen the Achilles tendon.

For the next three months, we enter the ‘maintenance phase’ when children wear a foot abduction brace for three months, 23 hours per day. After this period, the children wear the brace at night time and at nap time until the age of five.

They can take their first steps on completely straight feet because of this early intervention and this relatively simple treatment method.