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Separate Webbed Toe
Any parents out there that have a child who had or is going to have surgery to separate 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
My toenails seperate from my toes when I put polish on and outward away from my toes. But only where the polish is where it grows out and away & hurts?
Consider: Seeing a podiatrist to better assess the source of your pain. ...Read more
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
I had a pain in my left calf on two separate occasions today when I walked or stood on toes. No other symptoms. Should I be worried?don't feel it now.
No,it sounds like: Spasm of your calf muscle, not unusual unless it keeps happening. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more
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
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?
I have full webbing between the first three toes on both feet. How much can would it cost to seperate them.?
In cold weather my fingers or toes sometimes overlap or spread out and pains. I cannot move it or separate it for couple of minutes. What could it be?
Muscle spasm: It sounds like muscle spasms or cramps in reaction to the cold weather. ...Read more
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
My 4.5 y. O. Daughter has few toenails starting to separate from the toe skin at the growing end(base). Is this fungus?
Half my big toe nail separated from the skin. It is completely painless and discolored under the part I removed. It has an unpleasant odor?
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
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
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
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
My son's big toe nail has separated slightly from the skin and is smelly and oozing. The nail was quite bruise, but is now yellowish.
Fungus: Please call your PCP to make an appointment to be evaluated for fungal or bacterial infection. ...Read more
I have a piece of skin that has separated under my foot. It seems to have grow detached like something is in it.?
Tag, your it.: Anything growing, partially attached, from the bottom of the foot needs to be examined. A specialist should be able to quickly determine the proper treatment plan. My concern is if this piece continues to grow and/or gets ripped loose, an infection could be started and things could get a lot worse. It is best to have it examined and remove all doubt. ...Read more
If the Peroneus Longus tendon (on the side of the foot) is completely torn and separated and supposedly can't be pulled together how can it be fixed?
Oh my Peroneii.: The basis of the repair is mainly determined by the location of the tear on the course of the tendon. As you can imagine, there a varying ways to accomplish this feat. Some methods include a combination of suturing the damaged tendon to surrounding tendons, anchoring the damaged tendon to bone, and, even using tendon transfer techniques. Your best bet is to acquire several expert opinions. ...Read more
Can a plantars wart (on the bottom, outside part of the foot) cause foot, ankle and calf swelling and pain? Or is it likely 2 separate issues?
Not directly related: These are likely separate issues. A plantar wart can create pain, resulting in a change in your gait (how you walk) and thus put more pressure on other areas of your leg. Thus, it's theoretically possible these two issues are INDIRECTLY related. However, foot/ankle/calf swelling and pain without an injury make me think about a potential blood clot. Please seek help from a physician if persistent. ...Read more