Posted by Maria
on December 04, 2000 at 03:13:02:
In Reply to: Webbed toes posted by Lauren on November 02, 2000 at 13:24:40:
: I am 15 and was born with webbed toes on both feet. On my left foot my second and third toes are joined together and on my right foot the big toe and second and third toes are all joined. I get really embarrased when people stare at my toes and I hardly ever wear sandles. I have heard that its possible to have an operation to seperate webbed toes but my doctor and podiatrist arent keen and say that there could be complications, and my mother who also has webbed toes although they aren't as bad as mine says I'm being stupid. Does anyone have any experience of this or have advise to offer.
Lauren, I know exactly how you feel...I was called a duck, quacked at and pointed at by my peers. 2nd and 3rd toes on both feet are webbed. At age 42 I've developed Morton's neuroma in both feet. I wonder if the web toes have anything to do with it. I was advised that it could be complicated surgery since my toes are webbed. I'm getting a second opinion. As far as living with web toes...it's more commmon than you think. A boy in back of me ,in band had sandals on and guess what? His toes were webbed too. After that I didn't let it bother me. I've always been a good swimmer ;)