What is Clubfoot? – Causes, Symptoms & Ayurvedic Treatment


Any problem in this world could be tackled easily, if the cause is known. For example, if someone is having a headache because of sunlight exposure, then it could be easily managed with some measures like wearing sunglasses, covering face or simply going out when the sun is comparatively less bright. But, what if some problem is there for which a particular cause is not known, then it might be a bit difficult to manage such conditions. In medicine such diseases which do not have a known cause are called idiopathic diseases. Today in our topic we are going to discuss one such idiopathic disease called clubfoot.



Clubfoot is a medical condition in newborn babies which is characterized by twisting of the foot out of normal shape. This is a congenital defect. This is a fairly common birth defect and usually both the feet are involved. Babies with this condition might face difficulty in walking that is why doctors recommend its treatment soon after birth.


As we discussed already there is not a specific cause known for this condition. This is an idiopathic condition. But according to some people it may be a combination of environmental and genetic factors.


There are no specific symptoms associated with the clubfoot. But there may be difficulty in moving because of the muscles of the affected limb’s muscles being shorter than the normal limb.


Diagnosing clubfoot is not a big task and does not need any diagnostic tests. Only by looking at the shape and position of the foot of the newborn, a physician diagnoses it.

Treatment in allopathy

The options of treatment of clubfoot in allopathy are very limited. There are two methods available for correcting this condition.

  • Stretching and casting
  • Surgery

Ayurvedic point of view

In Ayurveda it is strongly believed that a mother’s behaviour and nature along with diet and regimen plays an important role in the healthy development of the fetus. If the environmental condition around the gestational mother is not maintained healthy then it could lead to complications. Clubfoot is believed to be a result of beej dushti which is there due to the dietary errors in the mother. For example alcohol consumption, smoking tobacco, consuming virudh aahar (incompatible food combination). All these lifestyle errors lead to tridoshas imbalance. And in the Ayurvedic system of medicine a disease is itself nothing but an outcome of imbalance in any of three doshas or all of them.

Planet Ayurveda is a leading firm which prepares natural herbs using authentic ways and has great results in curing clubfoot . All the herbs that are prepared here are free from chemicals, preservatives, starch, additives, colours, yeast, binders and fillers. They are 100 percent natural and are formulated by MD Ayurvedic doctors with years of experience. It has a worldwide range of distributors and has a great response from various countries when it comes to cure diseases that are considered incurable by allopathic doctors.

Products available at Planet Ayurveda for Clubfoot

  1. Ashwagandha Capsules
  2.  Arvindasav
  3. Balaswagandhadi Thailam
  4. Mahamasha Thailam
  5. Mahanarayan Oil

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

It is the best natural stress buster ever known. This is well indicated in the conditions of debility, stress, anxiety, aging and nervous breakdown. It works effectively as a nerve tonic which helps to enhance the physical as well as mental stamina. As the clubfoot is a condition related to the muscles and tendons, Ashwagandha is very useful because it strengthens the muscles and calms down the system. It is also known as “Winter Cherry” which helps the body to adapt itself for different types of stress in surroundings. Ingredients of the Ashwagandha capsules are Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera).

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water after the meals.

2. Arvindasav

When it comes to the diseases of children, no ayurvedic practitioner can ignore this wonderful polyherbal combination. This is because the asava is good for the health of the children. The alcohol which is used in the preparation of the asava is self-generated. It is very beneficial for the children who eat less because of poor appetite. Arvindasava helps to improve the appetite and hence increases the stamina on both physical and mental levels. Ingredients of the Arvindasava are Kamal phool  (Nelumbo nucifera), Nelophar (Nymphaea stellata), Manjistha  (Rubia cordifolia), Gur (Saccharum officinarum), Dhay phool (Woodfordia fruticosa), Gambihri (Gmelina arborea), Bahera (Terminalia belerica) and other herbs.

Dosage: 10-20 ml with equal quantity of water one or two times a day after meals or as per the instructions of the physician.

3. Balaswagandhadi Thailam

This is a formulation based on Kerala ayurveda principles. It is used for local applications especially in children for the diseases of bones, muscles and joints. Apart from this, it also improves the quality of blood. Ingredients of the Balaswagandhadi thailam are Bala (Sida cordifolia), Laksha (Laccifer lacca), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Agaru (Aquilaria agallocha), Kumuda (Nymphaea stellata), Haridra (Curcuma longa) and other herbs.

4. Mahamasha Thailam

This is a blessing for those who are suffering from the neurological conditions such as cervical spondylosis, muscular dystrophy, headache, migraine, dislocation of shoulder, paralysis, facial palsy etc. In curing deafness and tinnitus this oil has wonderful results as well. Mahamasha oil has good results in treating varicose veins also. Ingredients of the Mahamasha oil are Tila taila (oil of sesame indicum), Uru baka (Ricinus communis), Chavya (Piper chaba), Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata), Devadaru (Cedrus deodara), Arjun (Terminalia arjuna), Chandan (Santalum album), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and other herbs.

5. Mahanarayan Oil

For the parents who are worried about the future of their children because of the clubfoot this oil could be a turning point. This is because of the medicinal properties of its ingredients which are capable of repairing tendons, muscles and fractures. For the weaker bones also like in osteoporosis, osteoarthritis this could be used for local application to give strength to the bones. Ingredients of the Mahanarayan oil are Patala (Sterospermum suaveolens), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Pushkara (Inula racemosa), Prishniparni (Uraria picta), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) and other herbs.

Usage: All the three oils mentioned above are to be mixed in equal quantities and applied locally following by massaging of the affected area.



This might be a hope losing situation where a newborn has any kind of birth defects. Parents who wait for nine months to see the face of their baby, always imagine to shower their child with love  and this could be disheartening if their little one is born with clubfoot. But this could be managed easily with the help of Ayurveda. Ayurveda though offers a great help in this, but still there are some precautions which are to be taken during pregnancy like abstinence from alcohol, smoking or virudh aahar (incompatible food combination). With a healthy environment, correct diet and meditation a complication like this could be avoided easily.

Dr. Vikram Chauhan


Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com.

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