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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 are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...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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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 overlapping toes cause numbness?

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

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How to get rid of overlapping toes?

Overlapping Toes: Can be fixed surgically. You can get some pads to place in between toes to help as well. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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My big toe slightly overlaps my big toe, do i need surgery? It does not hurt.

It's all over now.: You probably meant to ask: "My big toe slightly overlaps my second toe." Right? This likely means that you are developing a bunion. The shifting of the big toe means it is either going over, under or pushing aside the second toe. Yours is going over. As long as you have no problems with the changing toe position, then leave it alone. Only time will tell if the problem will need some attention. ...Read more

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Could foot surgeries fix crooked and overlapping toes?

Could foot surgeries fix crooked and overlapping toes?

HAMMER TOES: It sounds like you have hammer toes. Provided you are in good general health, surgery is an option. Good luck. Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Hey docs, should my big toe overlap my orthotics?

Hey docs, should my big toe overlap my orthotics?

Orthotics: Most orthotics are made so that the body of the device is under the metatarsal heads . This is very normal. See your podiatrist for this and any question regarding your orthotics. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my feet? I've always had a couple of overlapping toes.

What is wrong with my feet? I've always had a couple of overlapping toes.

Not unusual : Overlapping toes are not that unusual. This can be a genetic, inherited, deformity. If it is symptomatic, surgical intervention can be helpful. Have it evaluated if concerned. Dr l. ...Read more

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My second toe overlaps my big & 3rd toe. I've had this most of my life.Its been no problem but its just embarrassing when i show my feet any solutions?

My second toe overlaps my big & 3rd toe. I've had this most of my life.Its been no problem but its just embarrassing when i show my feet any solutions?

Surgery...: The level of deformity that you describe probably can't be corrected without surgery. See a podiatrist for an evaluation, x-rays and surgical consultation. Of course, you can just live with it too. ...Read more

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Y does my toe overlap the other my dad is like this also bt im yonger sister isnt y? ..Is the gentic? Im preg. Will my daughter have it?

Y does my toe overlap the other my dad is like this also bt im yonger sister isnt y? ..Is the gentic? Im preg. Will my daughter have it?

Maybe: These things are often seen from family member to family member but there is not specific genetic link. Your daughter may or may not get it. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of overlapping toe nails? I think it came from playing basketball in tight shoes

How do you get rid of overlapping toe nails? I think it came from playing basketball in tight shoes

Depends: Depends on if the nail matrix (root) has been damaged. The nail can be removed and then allow the new nail to grow out. Fungal infection should be ruled out as well. See local podiatrist ...Read more