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Medically referred to as syndactyly (a name that also refers to webbed fingers), webbed toes are described as two or more toes fused together. While it is normal for animals such as ducks and frogs to have webbed toes, it is not as common among humans.

Webbed Toes – Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

During early fetal development, all our toes and fingers are webbed together. At six to eight weeks, however, apoptosis takes place and an enzyme dissolves the tissue between the digits, causing the webbing to disappear.

Webbed toes are said to occur in approximately one out of every 2,000 live births. The toes most commonly webbed together are the second and third.

There are six types of webbed digits: simple, complex, complete, incomplete, fenestrated, and polysyndactyly. Dr. Sherman Nagler breaks down of each:

  • Simple: adjacent fingers or toes are joined by soft tissue and skin only
  • Complex: the bones of adjacent fingers or toes are fused together (this is extremely rare)
  • Complete: the skin is joined the entire length of the digits
  • Incomplete: the skin is joined partially up the digit, usually to the first joint
  • Fenestrated: the skin is joined for most of the digit, but there is a gap in the middle of the joined skin
  • Polysyndactyly: there is an extra digit webbed to an adjacent digit.

Webbed toes may also be called duck toes, twin toes, or tiger toes. Although this condition does not impair one’s ability to walk, run, jump, or swim, there are some disadvantages.

Persons with webbed toes may experience embarrassment or low self-esteem. Call Houston’s Foot Doc Sherman Nagler TODAY.

If you are experiencing Web Feet, please don’t procrastinate, Nagler Foot Center is always here for your foot ailments.  Please call us 713.529.1010