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What could be causing my toes to be spreading apart?

By Anonymous October 29, 2017 - 12:34am
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My big toes and second toe spread apart most of the time. I am 78 years old...and have heart disease and pulmonary edema.

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Hello. Thank you for posting.

We can't know what this might be with any certainty. You would need to see a podiatrist. A possible cause might be splay foot. Splay foot is a deformity characterized by broad, flat feet that oftentimes turn outward like duck feet. The condition happens when the metatarsal bones begin spreading out like a fan, leading to a widening of the forefoot making the toes look flatter or spread out.


October 29, 2017 - 5:28am
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