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What does Equinus mean?
Last Updated: 1st March, 2020
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Herein, what causes Equinus?
Causes. Equinus is often it is due to tightness in the Achilles tendon or calf muscles. For some, this may be congenital (present at birth) or an inherited trait. Infrequently, equinus can be caused by spasms in the calf muscle, which may be a sign of an underlying neurologic disorder.
Additionally, what is Equinovarus deformity? A clubfoot, also known as club foot, congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV), or talipes equinovarus (TEV) is a congenital deformity (present at birth) in which the affected foot appears rotated internally at the ankle - the foot points down and inwards and the soles of the feet face each other.
Similarly, is Equinus painful?
Without clinical research to guide us, we are left with equinus being a potential cause of foot problems. Much like degenerative arthritis or ankle instability may be the cause of ankle pain, in some cases, an equinus deformity may cause a collapse of the arch and medial ankle pain.
What is forefoot equinus?
When the front of your foot is lower than your heel it is called forefoot equinus. Even when your foot is on a flat surface, it will have an unusually high arch.