Pinky Toe Deformity/ Tight Tendon

Hi! I lovingly inherited my grandmother's pinky toe that is shorter than the other toes, flat and crosses over the 4th toe. I was once told, by a podiatrist, that the only thing wrong is that I have a shortened tendon or a tight tendon that could be cut to let the toe lay in line with the others. I am beginning to have some foot pain that may be related to overcompensating in my gait. Do you know about this condition and what do you recommend? If I do elect to have surgery, do you know of a good surgeon in the Chicago area?

Posted By Sue on August 08, 2004 at 21:34:56:

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