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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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Syndactyly — has anyone had the operation to separate two webbed toes?

Syndactyly — has anyone had the operation to separate two webbed toes?

Yes: This separation surgery can be performed if requested. This is usually done for cosmetic reasons. When I perform this surgery, I will usually take an elliptical wedge of skin from just below the ankle and place it in the web space between the separated toes. Usually works well. May have some stiffness to the toes after surgery. Dr l. ...Read more

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Syndactyly — webbed feet, has anyone had the operation to separate two webbed toes?

Syndactyly — webbed feet, has anyone had the operation to separate two webbed toes?

syndactyly: There really are more problems with the surgery unless you are in unremitting pain and nothing else has helped. Proceed with caution. ...Read more

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Syndactyly — webbed feet: what are the risks of the operation to separate two webbed toes?

Syndactyly — webbed feet: what are the risks of the operation to separate two webbed toes?

There are many ...: Infection, non healing wounds, delayed healing, to name just a few and rarely death but very possible. Surgery is the last resort. ...Read more

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What causes toes to cramp, curl and separate?

What causes toes to cramp, curl and separate?

Further exam: Cramping can be due to using muscles that you don't normally use. Sometime from doing activity that uses the small muscles in the foot not used in daily activity. It could also be due to dehydration, an imbalance of potassium/sodium, response to prescription medications... As well as many other causes. I would suggest further work-up. ...Read more

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Toenail has fully separated from my big toe but it is still stuck in my toe, not sure what to do as I can't pull it out of my toe?

You can carefully: Cut with clipper the piece that separated or see foot doc who will numb you up and remove remainder of the nail. ...Read more

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Nearly the whole toenail has separated from my big toe and has been stuck in my toe for over a week, not sure what to do as I can't pull it out?

Nearly the whole toenail has separated from my big toe and has been stuck in my toe for over a week, not sure what to do as I can't pull it out?

Do nothing : Either see a foot doctor to remove it so fungus won't grow under. Or your remove but bleeding might occurre. My advice go see a foot doctor ...Read more

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I have full webbing between the first three toes on both feet. How much can would it cost to seperate them.?

I have full webbing between the first three toes on both feet. How much can would it cost to seperate them.?

It depends: This is not a simple answer. Some people actually have only one artery and nerve in the webbing and separation is not a good idea. Sometimes it's just skin so it's relatively straight forward. I would go for a consult with a board certified foot and ankle surgeon. ...Read more

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My 1 1/2 year old son walks with his toes curled, and as a result his lunula has separated on both big toes and starting to effect his nail beds on hi?

My 1 1/2 year old son walks with his toes curled, and as a result his lunula has separated on both big toes and starting to effect his nail beds on hi?

Abnormal gait: An 18-month old is expected to walk with no disturbance of gait. Abnormality of gait could be due to a problem with the muscles, skeleton, nervous system or habit. A toddler with gait abnormality should be thoroughly evaluated (history & PE) & if needed referred to appropriate specialty and rehab services for needed services. Take care. ...Read more

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My 4.5 y. O. Daughter has few toenails starting to separate from the toe skin at the growing end(base). Is this fungus?

My 4.5 y. O. Daughter has few toenails starting to separate from the toe skin at the growing end(base). Is this fungus?

May be fungus?: It's not normal for a 4 and half year old child to lose her toenails. I would take her to a podiatrist and have the feet examined for the possible cause. ...Read more

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My both toe fingers i.e second toe fingers nail are turning black and got separated dried up. Also, new nail are also turning black. Please suggest?

My both toe fingers i.e second toe fingers nail are turning black and got separated dried up. Also, new nail are also turning black. Please suggest?

Possible injury: If you are talking about your toes and not your fingers, I would look at the shoes you are wearing or if your toes are bent and you are walking on the ends damaging the nails. Also, this can be common if you are a runner. ...Read more

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My toes at times lock up w/ lot of pain. My middle &ring finger locked together &pain couldn't separate them locked together side by side not bending?

My toes at times lock up w/ lot of pain. My middle &ring finger locked together &pain couldn't separate them locked together side by side not bending?

See your physician: The symptoms described could be a variety of things depending on chronicity to family history to other concurrent conditions. The localization could be from the muscle to the nerve and controlling functions from the central nervous system. Your primary care physician can help sort this out and refer you to the appropriate specialist if need be. ...Read more

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Toes/top of foot swollen. I can't seperate my toes. Icing causes more pain/swelling. Feels like it weighs 10 lbs. Swells all the time. Hurts every day for the past 3yrs. Why is this happening to me?

Toes/top of foot swollen. I can't seperate my toes. Icing causes more pain/swelling. Feels like it weighs 10 lbs. Swells all the time. Hurts every day for the past 3yrs. Why is this happening to me?

Need to find cause: Of the swelling. I would imagine if you had the condition for three years, you most of sought prior help. Why don't you share what was told to you so far? Without seeing your foot, you don't provide enough information to make an educated diagnosis...... ...Read more

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I have 2 toes stuck together on my right foot and I want them separated. Can I have all the information about that surgery? I play softball so I want a surgery that heels fast, but is less painful.

Tough request.: Surgeries are never painless, and there's always the risk of healing complications when separating two joined digits because there's often not enough skin to go around both. If you'd like to go ahead with surgery, plan it for the off-season so you have ample time to heal without the pressure of an upcoming game. ...Read more

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