Metatarsus adductus
Metatarsus adductus, is the most common congenital foot deformity.
In Metatarsus adductus, the front part of the foot curves inward. It is usually due to the way the baby was positioned inside the womb and is normally noticeable directly after birth. In most children this corrects itself by the age of 4 to 6 months. Should the curve be unusually severe or rigid, the doctor will probably do a cast or give stretching exercises. Although this condition isn’t painful at all, it could present a problem with finding shoes later in life.

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