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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Webbed Toes (Overview)

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 does not completely disappear.


Dr. Krishna Kumar
30 doctors shared insights

Webbed Toes (Overview)

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 does not completely disappear.


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What could webbed toes in a man mean?

What could webbed toes in a man mean?

He was born that way: This is very common and it happens a lot. It usually means that someone else in his family has had this problem as well. It really does not mean much and it can be fixed rather easily with a skin flap. ...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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What is the best treatment for webbed toes?

See below: If there is no pain or problem i would do nothing. The only treatment would be surgery to take the toes apart. ...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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If i'm the only one in my family who has webbed toes, what are the chances that my kids will inherit it?

If i'm the only one in my family who has webbed toes, what are the chances  that my kids will inherit it?

Webbed toes: Webbed feet is a recessive trait, so there is a good chance your child will be born without the webbing. ...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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Toes (Definition)

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