Foot Deformity is a catch-all term referring to any condition that alters the shape or structure of the foot causing pain and discomfort usually through misalignment of joints and bones. This could be the result of genetics, from years of wear and tear or a combination of both. There is a wide array of foot deformities that occur in both adults and children, they are-
Every deformity is unique to the patient and requires a customised treatment plan. But in general, when you visit the doctor, they will perform a physical examination and ask for X-Ray and MRI scans. Based on their observation they will suggest non-operative treatment such as medication, stretching, physical therapy, custom orthotics and adjustments to the deformity, lifestyle modifications, etc. In case the problem persists, the doctor may suggest surgery.