How come some people have webbed toes?

Answers:    inbreeding... webbed feet, 6 toes... all signs of keeping it in the family..somehwere down the generation line...
its just the way it is
Why is the grass green?
may be their ansestors were amphibious in nature!
god must have got a bit confused and thought he was making ducks
Because they are divers. When they take off their flippers they are just like you and me.
Webbed toes

Webbed toes are not just confined to the amphibian world, humans can have them too. However it is not very common to have webbed toes.

Most commonly the second and third toes are webbed or joined by skin and flexible tissue that reaches either part way up the toes or nearly all the way up.

Relatively simple surgery can separate the toes if desired. However there are four blood vessels that go to each toe and separating the toes can sometimes sever some of these vessels, causing a partial loss of feeling and numbness.

One of the most famous bearers of webbed toes is Rachel Stevens of the teeny pop group SClub7.
Like Kevin Costner in 'Waterworld' or like the Banjo Player in Deliverance?
There is some discussion that humans at some time in their evolution had adapted to swimming. The hands are webbed (between thumb and forefinger) the nose points downwards and the body hair is downward pointing making humans streamlined for swimming, as opposed to apes, which cannot swim.
itd probabaly a genetics thing i guess.. why do u have it?
when ur a baby in ur mom's stomachu have webbbed feet. there is this thing inside u whick is supposed to come and break it apart. if ur born early or u don't have the chemical then u have webbed feet
They come from Atlantis,
Webbed toes and fingers are present at birth (congenital). In early fetal development, webbing (syndactyly) of the toes and fingers is normal. At about 16 weeks of gestation, the toes and fingers usually separate and the webbing disappears. But in some fetuses, this separation doesn't occur. The exact cause isn't known.

Webbed toes usually don't affect the function of the foot or toes and shouldn't interfere with walking. Although webbing of the fingers usually doesn't affect the function of the hand, it can affect function of the fingers. Your child's doctor may refer you to a surgeon to discuss removing the webbing.

Treatment of webbed toes and fingers is corrective or reconstructive surgery, which involves general anesthesia. These repairs are usually done when the child is between 6 months and 2 years old.

My Husband has them and so did his granfather, but his brothers and nephews don't. They run in families.

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