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Causes Of Overlapping Toe
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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?
In cold weather my fingers or toes sometimes overlap or spread out and pains. I cannot move it or separate it for couple of minutes. What could it be?
Muscle spasm: It sounds like muscle spasms or cramps in reaction to the cold weather. ...Read more
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