A neuromuscular disorder that affects a person's muscle tone, their ability to move and maintain balance and posture.
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A spinal deformity in which a sideways curvature of the spine is present usually starting after age 9.
Spina bifida is a common birth defect which affects the neural tube and central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). It commonly occurs in the first month of pregnancy due to incomplete development of the spinal cord and/or its coverings.
The tarsus is a group of bones located in the mid and hind foot that comprise the ankle and heel. A tarsal coalition is a developmental condition where two or more of a foot’s tarsal bones fuse together. Tarsal coalitions can occur across the joint between talus and calcaneus (talocalcaneal coalition) or between the calcaneus and navicular bones (calcaneonavicular coalition).
Metatarsus adductus is a foot deformity where the metatarsals shift inwards and cause the forefoot to bend towards the body resulting in a bean shape.
High arch or cavus foot is a condition where a foot’s arch is raised more than normal. The high arch causes pain and instability as a result of excessive weight falling on the ball and heel of the foot when walking or standing.
Flat foot also known as fallen arches and pes planus is a condition where the arch of a foot either does not develop or collapses.
Congenital vertical talus (CVT) is a fixed flat foot deformity that causes the sole of a child’s foot to appear to have a convex curve or rocker-bottom appearance. This occurs as a result of the talus and navicular bones being abnormally positioned.
Club foot (congenital talipes equinovarus) is a congenital foot abnormality where a child’s foot twists at the ankle, turning the foot inward.
Calcaneovalgus foot is a flexible flat foot deformity that causes the foot to bend upwards towards the front of the leg.
Calcaneovalgus Foot, Club Foot, CVT, Flat Foot, High Arch, Metatarsus Adductus and Tarsal Coalition