My daughter has six toes on one foot. The toe is a full toe, toe nail, bones and all. she has an extra set of bones all the way up to her ankle. There are no peds in the area that have experiance in this, and the orthopedic surgen is not pediatric, so he won't see her. When she was 1 yr old, we took her to primary children's hopsital to have her evaluated (sometimes extra digits can be a sign of genetic disorders). They gave her the clear, and the surgen told us that all they would do is remove the end toe, not remove all the extra bones in her foot. That we could remove the toe at anytime, but it wouldn't make her foot look normal. So we opted to wait till she was older and can make the choice for herself.
I took her shoe shopping this past week, and we had her feet measured. We have not had to many problems, her regular foot is very narrow, and her 6 toed foot is about normal width, so we have always just put an extra sock on her small foot. Well when we had it measured, her regular foot was a size 8, and her 6 toed foot is a size 9.5. The lady measuring her foot said that she hasn't ever seen that much of a size difference. Our ped doesn't know, and his only advice is to refer back to the children's hospital...which is several hours away. Our ped said, if it doesn't seem to bug, her then I shouldn't worry about it. Dh thinks that I'm overreacting and says its common for people's feet to be two different sizes.
Does anyone know anything about this... does anyone's kids have different shoe sizes? By how much? We were going to take her back to the othro ped when she turned five, she is only 4.
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