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Brachymetatarsia – Family History

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I also have Brachymetatarsia as do my 2 children and a sister. Although this is a hereditary condition my parents were not afflicted. I am very curious to know if there is a higher incidence of this condition in certain racial groups or specific parts of the world. For instance, do we see this more in the southern U.S., out west etc.?
If you or a family member have Brachymetatarsia could you give a general idea of where your family is from.

Thanks!
Diane

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    My mother was from New York she has it as do I. I have had 2 female friends with the same I don’t know where they were from. But I have heard that it’s predominately women that have the condition although in my searches I found a male that had the condition. I have it on both my feet.

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    I have brachymetatarsia on my left foot, fourth toe. I am from australia, but my parents are English. None of my siblings have this and no one else in the extended family has this, so we don’t know where it ‘came’ from! I am hoping to have an operation to fix it sometime, because I really don’t like having this. Does anyone else feel as embarrassed by it as I do?

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      Yes, I am also embarrassed by this condition. I have it on both feet, 3rd and 4th toes with the overlapping toes. A few years ago I got up enough nerve to go have a pedicure. I did this for a number of months and now I am ashamed again. Anyone know of a place in NYC or close by that do pedicures not in plain view? My feet bothers me so bad sometimes I need relief.Diane

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    Hello, I have/had Brachymetatarsia in both my feet- 4th toe. I am the only one in my family with this condition. I live in Toronto, Canada and am of Scotish/Irish/Ukranian decent. I am in the process of having this deformity corrected. I am having it corrected by lengthening the 4th metatarsal. It is a VERY painful and long process. I have been on crutches for 7 months now and should able to finally walk by March. There are many complications which can occur by having this procedure done (which I experienced some of). I HATED my feet and they cause me great embarrassment and shame. I also started to have pain on the balls of my feet because of the added pressure on my 1st to 3rd metatarsals. If you are thinking of having this procedure done it is not easy, but the final results can make the world of difference.

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    Hey I’m from Toronto to and I have… just wondering witch Dr you went to, cause all the Dr’sI have been to say they don’t do the surgery.

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    Hi everyone! I am 24 yrs old and have brachymetatarsia on my left foot, 4th toe. I am a white female, scotish/irish, live in GA, and have noticed it since I was around 5 yrs old. I have been to several podiatrist and they have told me that it mostly happens on the left foot, 4th toe. I want to get it fixed something terrible because like a lot of you, I have been teased and looked at all my life. I really don’t want to go through the procedure of being off my feet for 6-12 months. I travel a lot with my job and can’t afford to take off that long. I just found a doctor on the web that has before and after pictures of a new procedure he does to correct brachymetatarsia in a couple of hours. Let me know if you all know of any great doctors. Thank you,Kristen

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    I am from outside Washington DC. I have it on both feet, but neither of my parents or siblings have it. I have a 2 year old, and I am hoping he is not afflicted with it, but I see an oddity already on his left 4th toe.

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      i have brachymetatarsia on both feet, noticing it first when around 6 yrs old. there is not a history of it in the family-irish decent. It causes me emense emotional problems but having an operation that would put me off my feet for months isnt an option

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    I had brachy in both feet, 4th toes, until I found a podiatrist online in my area who (also) had a website posting before/after photos. I was extactic when I saw the results! I had two surgeries, one each summer. IT WAS WORTH IT! I’m over 40 and lived with this condition all of my life – for the first time, I can wear sandals. The method was using an external fixator. My insurance paid for it since I’d begun to have pain. I only wish I’d known about this new procedure years ago!BTW, I’m also of Scotch-Irish descent and am the only member of my family (that I know of) that has this condition.

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    also, it is much more often on my right foot than my left, though I do occasionally get one on my left foot.

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