Slipper foot, also known as elongated club foot or snake foot, is a condition characterized by the abnormal shape and structure of the foot that resembles the elongated body of a snake.
In slipper foot, the foot appears longer and thinner than usual, often with an exaggerated arch and a pointed or elongated appearance. This deformity can affect either one or both feet.
The exact cause of slipper foot is not fully understood, but it is believed to result from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. It may be associated with certain genetic disorders or abnormalities during fetal development.
Individuals with slipper foot may experience various difficulties and challenges. The abnormal foot shape can lead to problems with walking, balance, and finding properly fitting footwear. They may also experience pain, discomfort, and an increased risk of developing foot-related issues such as corns, calluses, and foot ulcers.
Treatment for slipper foot typically focuses on managing symptoms and improving functionality. This may include physical therapy, stretching exercises, orthotic devices (such as custom-made shoe inserts), or splinting to help improve foot alignment and function.
In some cases, surgery may be considered to correct the deformity. This could involve lengthening or shortening certain tendons, transferring tendons from other parts of the foot, or restructuring the bones to achieve a more normal foot shape.
Slipper foot is a rare and complex condition that may require ongoing management and support to help individuals with this deformity lead fulfilling and comfortable lives.
Elongated club foot, similar to a snake foot.