FOOT AILMENTS — Overlapping Toes

Overlapping Toes

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Causes: An overlapping pinkie toe occurs when the toe is extended at the metatarsophalangeal joint and rotated to rest on top of the fourth toe. Overlapping pinkie toes are usually congenital deformities, meaning they are present at birth but can become more obvious later in life. The overlapping pinkie toe is equa lly common in men and women and usually occurs on both feet. About half of patients become symptomatic because of pressure from footwear, according to eMedicine.com. Symptoms: Wear wide shoes with broad tips. This is the main treatment for adults; it reduces friction and pressure on the toes....

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