Which Orthopedic Conditions Are Faced by Newborns the Most?

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This post will talk about some of the orthopedic conditions that are commonly experienced by newborns. Let us talk deeply about the condition.

There is no alarm to injuries or health conditions that can prevent them. The only option we have is to either treat them and/or minimize their symptoms. Health issues can occur in anyone, even newborns are not safe. 

Orthopedic issues are among the commonest problems faced by people including newborns. Severe cases of the condition may require Orthopedic Implants for the treatment, especially in adults. When it comes to the treatment issues in newborns, they are either solved on their own or with the use of a brace or physical therapy.

Common Orthopedic Problems in Children

Flat Feet

Flat feet is one of the commonest orthopedic problems that kids are born with. It is also noticed that those who are born with this condition develop arches as they grow but, some kids may never develop arches completely. Flat feet is not a matter of concern as the condition does not interfere with the daily activities of the child, like walking and sports activities. If this causes pain, the doctor may recommend the use of arch support in shoes.

Knock Knees

Also known as genu valgum, this is a condition in which the knees of the child touch each other when the child stands straight. This condition occurs as the normal part of the growth. One of the best things here is that it does not require any treatment as the legs tend to become straight on their own with the growth. Genu valgum could persist in children aged between 3 and 6 years. 

Bow Legs

Also called genu varum, bow legs is a condition characterized by outward curving of the legs at the knee when the child stands straight. Here, the feet and ankles of both legs also touch each other. Genu varum is known to occur commonly in infants and the condition improves as the child grows. 

Toe Walking

Toe walking is a habit that a child develops when he/she learns to walk. This condition is often noticed until the child is 2 years of age as, after that, it improves. In some kids, toe walking may persist, and in such cases, the doctor may recommend physical therapy and stretching exercises. Toe walking may also be noticed in kids with a short Achilles tendon. 

Out Toeing

This is when the feet of the child point outward while walking. This is again a common problem seen in infants when they learn to walk. Out toeing is not painful and just like several other orthopedic problems that affect infants, it also improves on its own with the growth of the child.

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