Overlapping Toes

All about Overlapping Toes

Unless you were born with overlapping toes, the most likely cause of the problem is continuously wearing shoes of a poor design or those that fit poorly.  There are, however, other causes that bear mentioning.

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The Causes of Overlapping Toes Include

Rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis can cause deformities in the joints, which can cause the toes to overlap or press on each other.  Any of the joints of the toes and feet can be affected.

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What are Hammertoes?

A hammertoe is a deformity that can occur from a number of causes.  It is so called, because the toe(s) resemble a hammer.  They are permanently bent at the joints, rather than lying normally.

While this deformity can occur on any toe, it is most common on the second, third or fourth toe and affects the joint closest to the end of the toe.


A similar condition is mallet toe, which affects the upper joint, closest to … Read the Full Article


What Are Bunions?

A person with a bunion actually has an enlarged or misaligned joint.  The joint that is most often affected is the one that connects the big toe to the bones of the foot; the metatarsophalangeal joint.


In some cases, a similar problem can occur on the pinky or smallest toe.  If that is the case, it is usually referred to as a “bunionette” or a “Tailors Bunion”.  The affected bone is called the fifth metatarsal.

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