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Cause of overlapping toes?

Cause of overlapping toes?

Instability: Toe deformities arise from instability ( or occasionally trauma) of the feet. Faulty biomechanics cause tendons to pull the toes crooked and the joints buckle. Caught early, supportive shoegear and possibly orthotics can help prevent further deformity. Once it has progressed, surgery is usually necessary to correct irritation and pain. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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What can cause a child's toes to overlap?

What can cause a child's toes to overlap?

Several possibilits: The most common cause would be compression during the later stages of pregnancy. There is little compression around 12 wks but as the pregnancy progresses, less room is available and the feet and hands are occasionally placed in odd positions that would include overlap.Another would relate to chromosome defects or syndrome features. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can cause a child's toe to overlap?

Can anyone tell me what can cause a child's toe to overlap?

Genetics, injury.: An overlapping toe in a child is usually genetic, if there is no history of injury. You should take your child to a podiatrist for an evaluation. He/she may order x-rays to determine the cause. In most cases, if there is no pain, no treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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Can overlapping toes cause numbness?

Yes: Because, the nerves between the toes can be stretched or compressed. You may have a neuroma. ...Read more

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Can a bunion that's forcing my toes to overlap cause them to cramp up and lock, too?

Can a bunion that's forcing my toes to overlap cause them to cramp up and lock, too?

It is possible.: The structural deformity may alter the biomechanics of your entire foot. The change in the structure may cause a change in function leading to possible pain. ...Read more

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I have overlapping pinky toes on both feet since i was born. I am now 33 and they cause me pain and i'm always tripping. Is it worth getting surgery?

I have overlapping pinky toes on both feet since i was born. I am now 33 and they cause me pain and i'm always tripping. Is it worth getting surgery?

Maybe: That's a question that you have to answer for yourself. If the problem is giving you lifestyle altering problems, then have it done! it will never get better on it's own, and if it's that great of a problem at 33 years old... Maybe you should. See a podiatrist for options. ...Read more

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Would my overlapping second toe and severe bunions cause me to have knee pain and leg numbness of the same leg? I have no pre existing leg issues.

Would my overlapping second toe and severe bunions cause me to have knee pain and leg numbness of the same leg? I have no pre existing leg issues.

Pain not related: The only way that your knee pain would be related to your bunion and/or hammertoe, is the fact that they are making you walk differently due them being painful themselves (bunion/hammertoe). Consider them being indirectly related. The numbness is totally a different issue. That could be something originating from your back. Consult a professional. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have overlapping toes?

Is it normal to have overlapping toes?

A contracted toe: A hammertoe is an contracture or a bending of the toe joint which results from a muscle or tendon imbalance due to the mechanical or structural changes in the foot. This can be hereditary or due to environmental factors such as tight shoes. This bending can lead to abnormal pressure distribution resulting in pain, swelling, blistering, and corns. ...Read more

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Need help docs! my 3 year olds toes are overlapping what can this mean?

Need help docs! my 3 year olds toes are overlapping what can this mean?

That he has : Overlapping toes, most of the time that's all it means. A foot doc could straighten them out. They will be able to advise you if thre is any conservative treatment like splinting if they deem that a possibility (which i doubt). ...Read more