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curly toe in children

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Unregistered, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Unregistered

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    hi, my daughter is nearly 3 and on both feet her 3rd toe curls under her second toe. does anyone have any ideas if it fix's itself over time or should i get i checked out, the only thing i have seen that can help is surgery, i do not want to do that to my daughter. if anyone has any ideas on anything i can do to help straighten it, i would be grateful. thanx
     
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

    DISCLAIMER:
    THE FOLLOWING IS OFFERED GRATIS AS GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY, AND, AS SUCH, MAY NOT BE APPLICABLE TO THE SPECIFIC QUESTIONER AND/OR HIS/HER PROBLEM. IT IS CLEARLY NOT BASED ON ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE AND/OR EXAMINATION OF THE QUESTIONER OR HIS/HER MEDICAL HISTORY, AND IT CAN NOT AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON AS DEFINITIVE MEDICAL OPINION OR ADVICE. ONLY THROUGH HANDS- ON PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH THE ACTUAL PATIENT CAN ACCURATE MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS BE ESTABLISHED AND SPECIFIC ADVICE BE GIVEN. NO DOCTOR/PATIENT RELATIONSHIP IS CREATED OR ESTABLISHED OR MAY BE INFERRED. THE QUESTIONER AND/OR READER IS INSTRUCTED TO CONSULT HIS OR HER OWN DOCTOR BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH ANY SUGGESTIONS CONTAINED HEREIN, AND TO ACT ONLY UPON HIS/HER OWN DOCTOR’S ORDERS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. BY THE
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    She needs to be evaluated to ascertain the cause of the curling. Until that is known, and a physical assessment can be made, it is inappropriate to suggest a treatment.
     
  3. Unregistered

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    thanx, yeah i am waiting for a podiatrist to send me a letter to see when i can get her checked. but could be months away :)
     
  4. Unregistered

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    my daughter had it too and had surgery. The surgery was very easy however since she had both feet done at the same time, recovery was a bit harder for her. Both feet were wrapped up and we did it in the summer, so she was not very happy that she couldn't swim! Her 3 brothers have similar (but not as severe) curled toes, so I am going to discuss it w/ our ortho surgeon soon.
     
  5. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

    DISCLAIMER:
    THE FOLLOWING IS OFFERED GRATIS AS GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY, AND, AS SUCH, MAY NOT BE APPLICABLE TO THE SPECIFIC QUESTIONER AND/OR HIS/HER PROBLEM. IT IS CLEARLY NOT BASED ON ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE AND/OR EXAMINATION OF THE QUESTIONER OR HIS/HER MEDICAL HISTORY, AND IT CAN NOT AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON AS DEFINITIVE MEDICAL OPINION OR ADVICE. ONLY THROUGH HANDS- ON PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH THE ACTUAL PATIENT CAN ACCURATE MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS BE ESTABLISHED AND SPECIFIC ADVICE BE GIVEN. NO DOCTOR/PATIENT RELATIONSHIP IS CREATED OR ESTABLISHED OR MAY BE INFERRED. THE QUESTIONER AND/OR READER IS INSTRUCTED TO CONSULT HIS OR HER OWN DOCTOR BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH ANY SUGGESTIONS CONTAINED HEREIN, AND TO ACT ONLY UPON HIS/HER OWN DOCTOR’S ORDERS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. BY THE READING OF MY POSTING WHICH FOLLOWS, THE READER STIPULATES AND CONFIRMS THAT HE/SHE FULLY UNDERSTANDS THIS DISCLAIMER AND HOLDS HARMLESS THIS WRITER. IF THIS IS NOT FULLY AGREEABLE TO YOU, THE READER, AND/OR YOU HAVE NOT ATTAINED THE AGE OF 18 YEARS, YOU HEREBY ARE ADMONISHED TO READ NO FURTHER.
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    Please be aware, that unlike adult hammertoe deformities, although there are varying techniques for surgical correction, but most of the procedures are directed at the same technical aspect, the typical congenital curled toe in children is frequently quite more involved, not necessarily from its nature as being a serious or radical surgery, but because, depending on the precise nature of the deformity, it may require far more intuitiveness, spacial orientation capabilities, creativeness and planning on the part of the surgeon. It is often, again, depending on the deformity, a totally soft-tissue procedure, and considering that one child's surgery or even the surgeon was equivalent to another's is probably unwise. Thus, direct comparisons to such procedures in others is often difficult to make and degree of success and recurrance rates among surgeons vary, perhaps more than with some generic surgeries of the feet. More than with many procedues, the plastic surgical skills of the surgeon are often the determining factor in the surgical success or failure.
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2008
  6. Unregistered

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    I did not want to do surgery on my daughter for this problem. My daughter is 5 and I am really happy I did it. The sooner the better.
     
  7. Unregistered

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    My 10yo son's toes (next to the big toe) both curl under. I just took him to a Podiatrist who said that if it does not get fixed, it won't be a simple ligament procedure, but a bone procedure. If it does not get done, eventually my son won't be able to walk! I can already see how his big toe is curving in to compensate. The doctor said the surgery has an 80% chance of being successful, the percent would have been higher if we did this 5 years ago; I never noticed the toes curling under until recently (which is strange, b/c I always played with his feet when he was younger).
     
  8. Unregistered

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    How do I tell if my son has congenital curly toe? His grandma has it and both his cousins have it and his dad has a mild case of it. His second to last toe curls under the other toe on both feet and his second toe next to his big toe on both feet is doing it also. He falls allot when he walks and runs. He will be 3 in April. He also refuses to keep socks and shoes on. He tells us they hurt.
     
  9. Crystal30

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  10. Crystal30

    Crystal30 Guest

    Hi. I just read your post about your daughters curly toes. My daughter is 2.5 and her toes look exactly like your daughters. I know it has been years since you posted this but I am just curious how her toes are now. I hope I hear back from you!
     
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