Clubfoot is a common malformation of the foot evident at birth. The foot is turned in sharply so that the person seems to be walking on their ankle. The medical term for the classic type of clubfoot is talipes equinovarus. Clubfoot can sometimes, but not always, be corrected with a combination of surgery, bracing, and physical therapy. When it cannot be fully corrected, special shoes and braces are available to help the person achieve a more comfortable gait and avoid stressing and deforming other muscles and bones.