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Why do some people have 6 toes?

Why do some people have 6 toes?

Polydactyly: Extra fingers and toes are a fairly common occurrence, especially among african americans. We genes that control how we are made in the womb. Some people have genes for extra digits. Sometimes they form small or abnormal extra digits, which we have to remove. Other times the extra digits look and function normally and require no treatment at all. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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What is the mutation called that causes six fingers or six toes?

What is the mutation called that causes six fingers or six toes?

Read this: Since this is hard to answer in 400 characters or less! I hope this link helps: http://genetics.thetech.org/ask-a-geneticist/polydactyly ...Read more

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What can be done if you have 6 toes on one foot?

What can be done if you  have 6 toes on one foot?

6TOES ON FOOT: If you are conscious of it and it looks ugly, have it excised the one which looks ugly and is placed wrong.We can only advice you by looking at it or a photo. But if you have no concern with how your foot looks, than you can live with it. So you decide and talk to your doctor or podiatrist. ...Read more

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The skin under one toe has split open, usually happens to 1 of 6 toes always the 3 middle toes. There is calloused skin directly above the split, I'm sure it's from wearing flip flops and being barefoot. How do i help it heal faster?

The skin under one toe has split open, usually happens to 1 of 6 toes always the 3 middle toes. There is calloused skin directly above the split, I'm sure it's from wearing flip flops and being barefoot. How do i help it heal faster?

Wear shoes: You've really provided your own answer. Wear shoes for a couple of months and keep your toes clean and dry. If the problem persists after that, see a doctor for professional advice. ...Read more

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Chilectomy 6/4/12 (toes 2&3) & now they float & point out, causing discomfort-crossing over #4. I've already seen a 2nd dr who suggests waiting. ?

Chilectomy 6/4/12 (toes 2&3) & now they float & point out, causing discomfort-crossing over #4. I've already seen a 2nd dr who suggests waiting. ?

Hammertoes: I am not sure what procedure you had done on the toes as a cheilectomy is the name of a procedure performed only on the big toe joint. However, if the toe contractures are flexible, you could try using athletic tape to tape and hold down the toes in a better position. There are probably surgical options available as well depending on what has already been done, your physical exam, and x-rays. ...Read more

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What can be done about pain in my big toe 6 years after tendon repair?

What can be done about pain in my big toe 6 years after tendon repair?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Stubbed toe 6 weeks ago,broke off part of nail. It still hurts and it's getting worse.It hurts when I put any kind of pressure on it.What could it be?

Stubbed toe 6 weeks ago,broke off part of nail. It still hurts and it's getting worse.It hurts when I put any kind of pressure on it.What could it be?

Fracture: Though an injury like this is usually a sprain, a fracture is always possible. If it hasn't improved yet, go see your doctor so they can get an xray to confirm or rule out a fracture. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had surgery to pin a broken toe 6 months ago. I still can not wear any shoes apart from flip flops. Any suggestions on what to do?

I had surgery to pin a broken toe 6 months ago. I still can not wear any shoes apart from flip flops. Any suggestions on what to do?

F/U with Dr.: Let the Ortho Dr. (or Podiatric surgeon) know, as the toe should be better by now. Did you go through Physical therapy and work through pain meds to decrease inflammation and any swelling etc.-All these things may be important, top work through a little pain, then slowly get back "on your feet again." Good luck. ...Read more

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6 year olds toes on right foot are warm and somewhat red. He says they tickle but in a bad way. Sometimes it's both feet. Any suggestions?

6 year olds toes on right foot are warm and somewhat red.  He says they tickle but in a bad way. Sometimes it's both feet.  Any suggestions?

Athelete's Foot: Probably athelete's foot, which is a fungus infection of the skin. Try an over the counter antifugal spray or cream first and apply to the affected area 2-3 times a day. If not better in 5-7 days see a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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My daughter broke her pinkie toe 6 weeks ago. She is a dancer. Rested for three weeks. Not healed. Wore a boot for 3 weeks. Still injured. What now?

My daughter broke her pinkie toe 6 weeks ago.  She is a dancer. Rested for three weeks. Not healed. Wore a boot for 3 weeks. Still injured.  What now?

Xray the toe again: Fractures to the small toe usually take between 6-8 weeks to heal if the fratcure is non displaced . If the fracture was displaced the healing can take over 3 months and might require surgery to realign. ...Read more

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2.5 cm cut, top of foot below big toe, 6 stiches. Hallucis longus tendon was partially cut, wearing a cam boot. Is it ok to be on feet 5 hours?

2.5 cm cut, top of foot below big toe, 6 stiches. Hallucis longus tendon was partially cut, wearing a cam boot. Is it ok to be on feet 5 hours?

Don't even ask.: This is an example of one of those hypotheticals that that surgeons are expected to have an answer for without knowing all the details. After practicing for almost forty years, my answer has never wavered. "If you have to ask, the answer is NO." ...Read more

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Have severe pain in right foot. Possible loose screw and cyst growing in 2nd toe. 6 screws+1 plate lisfranc joint fused. What can be done? Mri on fri

Have severe pain in right foot. Possible loose screw and cyst growing in 2nd toe. 6 screws+1 plate lisfranc joint fused. What can be done? Mri  on fri

Your doc will: Let you know after the mri. If there is a loose screw i t can be removed. If there is a cyst it can be removed and back filled. ...Read more

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S/p 5th toe fx 6 weeks ago. Now having swelling, pain that feels like nerve pain, even hurts when sheet touches it. What tx should I get?

S/p 5th toe fx 6 weeks ago. Now having swelling, pain that feels like nerve pain, even hurts when sheet touches it. What tx should I get?

Ice is good: To help bring down swelling associated with a fracture but i would also make sure there is no gout that happens to be in the same location. I usally recommend heat over ice for gout. (in the event, that is what is wrong.). ...Read more

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