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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What do you suggest if my little sister was born with 6 toes on both feet can it be because my mom took Zoloft (sertraline) she was pregnante?
Not sure: Of your question. It can be hereditary. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just pinch my 6 mos old toe with the car door by accident. How do I know if its broken? Should i take her to the er?
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
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?
I have fevers of 100.6 and higher, pain, and sweats.I had osteotemy with open reduction on my big right toe 6 days ago. Is this normal post op?
Post Op Fever: See your surgeon to rule out a possible infection. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
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?
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