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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Webbed Toes

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Webbed Toes (Definition)

Webbed toes refer to feet that have excess skin and soft tissue between the toes. In the womb, all of the fingers and toes begin fused, and the tissue between fingers and between toes gradually disappears. Webbed toes occur when this tissue ...Read more


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What causes the condition "webbed feet" & "webbed toes"?

What causes the condition "webbed feet" & "webbed toes"?

Webbing of toes: Incomplete separation and differentiation of the toes during gestation is the cause. It can be corrected surgically if indicated. ...Read more

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What could cause webbed fingers or toes?

What could cause webbed fingers or toes?

Congenital.: Webbed fingers and toes are something you are born with and can be genetic or develop during gestation. The condition is called syndactyly. Sometimes the webbing is just skin and is simple. If it involves the bone, then it is complex. See a board certified orthopeadic hand surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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How come some people have webbed toes?

How come some people have webbed toes?

Genetic: This is considered to be genetic and tends to run in families. Generally a cosmetic concern rather than a functional concern, there are in fact procedures to un-web (or desyndactylize) the toes. ...Read more

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I have webbed toes and i'm very self comcious about them. Should I get them split?

Depends: There are always risks associated with surgery and many times, webbed toes or syndactyly is cosmetic. There are several procedures to address this and if you are really concerned about this, consult with a foot and ankle surgeon (podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedist) that is board certified to discuss your options. ...Read more

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Is having webbed toes normal?

I've seen many: Patients with webbed toes. It just a failure of the toes to separate during intrauterine development. It has no significant effect on walking and is typically just a cosmetic issue. ...Read more

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If I have webbed toes, is there anyway to make them normal?

Webbed toes: Yes. You can have a de-syndactyly procedure that can separate the toes. ...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