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two of my toes have sort of separated; on the sole of my foot

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two of my toes have sort of separated; on the sole of my foot between those two toes it feels like a small lump is present - what 's going on?



This is likely to be Hallux varus deformity. Initially it can be treated either by an orthotic in the shoe wear and specially constructed shoes. If not corrected by these measures a surgical correction may be needed. Please read about it;


An opposite deformity is called as Hallux valgus with Bunions;


Treatment is surgery or change in foot wear with physical therapy.


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Sorry, I should have specified, it is the second and third toes which are separating. Does the answer still apply?



No, this would not apply. If x-ray has not been taken, it would be needed for an evaluation. A soft tissue or bony lump can separate the toes by either pushing or pulling any of second or third toe. This would need attention by your doctor to ascertain the cause.


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Could I consult a general Orthopedist, or should I see a Podiatrist?



An orthopedist would be a better choice.


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thank you very much for your help. Best Wishes.

You are very welcome.


Best wishes and kindest regards,


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