In babies that have clubfoot, the Achilles tendon will be tightened. This is due to the foot arching inwards, bringing forth constant stress to the tendon. By connecting the heel to the calf, the Achilles tendon will feel all the strain from clubfoot. In most circumstances, the best treatment would be manipulating the foot. During physical therapy, the doctor will both physically move the foot and make the baby do it. This is for establishing a better walking habit once the baby is ready to do so.
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