Foot Inversion/ Club Foot/Toe Walking

The resolution of chronic inversion and plantar flexion of the foot: a pediatric case study. Ellis W.B., Ebrall, P.S. Chiropractic Technique Vol. 3, No. 2 May 1991.

This is the case study of a 13-year-old girl with chronic inversion and plantar flexion of the left foot. She had been diagnosed with probable reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). Medical care was unsuccessful. Chiropractic care corrected her problem.

Receptor based manipulative lesions in children who toe walk. Press H. Proceedings of the National Conference on Chiropractic and Pediatrics. Oct, 1993 Palm Springs, CA. Pub. International Chiropractors Assoc., Arlington, VA.

Eight children, four normal and four toe walkers were studied. The four toe walkers were diagnosed with childhood schizophrenia. All eight children vocalized, verbalized, and appeared more alert and responsive after adjustment of the cervical spine.

The four abnormal toe walkers demonstrated restoration of joint position sense, increased mobility of the cervical spine. Parents of all four children reported no observable dysplagia during family meals since the children’s second (chiropractic) visit. In addition, the parents reported undisturbed and less disrupted sleeping patterns since the initial adjustment. After 180 days, the children did not exhibit any toe walking. Their family physicians reported normal urinalysis and restoration of the normal cervical lordosis in all four abnormal children.

ADD, Enuresis, Toe Walking. International Chiropractic Pediatric Association Newsletter May/June 1997. From the records of Rejeana Crystal, D.C., Hendersonville, TN.

This is the case of a six year old boy with nightly nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), attention deficit disorder and toe walking. He walked with his heels 4 inches above the ground. The medical specialist recommended that both Achilles’ tendons be cut and both ankles be broken to achieve normal posture and gait.

Chiropractic findings revealed subluxation of atlas, occiput, sacrum and pelvis…after 4 weeks of care both heels dropped 2 inches and the bedwetting frequency decreased to 2-3 times per week. His doctor could not believe how chiropractic care made such a change.

The side-effects of the chiropractic adjustment. Arno Burnier, D.C. Chiropractic Pediatrics Vol. 1 No. 4 May 1995.

This is a case history of J.C., 1-year-old male who was diagnosed (gastroenterologist) with post-viral enteritis, difficile enteritis, colitis secondary to antibiotic usage, allergic colitis, gastroesophageal reflux with esophagitis, gastric and/or duodenal ulcer disease, duodenitis secondary to congenital or autoimmune phenomenon, and club feet requiring surgery. He was on Amoxicillin™ , Zantac™ , Reglan™ , Tylenol™, and Ambesol™ .

After the first visit he was taken off all medications. Immediate improvement occurred within 24 hours, and completes resolution within 3 weeks of care. Six months later the child is in radiant health, has had no need for medical care and has been free of medication and over-the-counter drugs. Club feet straightened out without surgery within 1 1/2 months of care.

Hip Dysplagia in 7 day old infant. Case Studies. Webster, L. Chiropractic Showcase Magazine, Vol. 2, Issue 5, Summer 1994.

This is the case study of 7 day old infant with hip dysplagia affecting left leg. The child wore a brace, which restricted movement of both legs. Would not extend left leg and did not have full range of motion.

Examination revealed a sacral subluxation. After adjustment child could extend left leg and had full range of motion. Patient returned one week later, no hip dysplagia evident. According to the parents their orthopedist was amazed and could not understand what had happened. Parents did not tell him that they had taken the baby to a chiropractor.

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