Shoes for Overlapping Toes

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What are overlapping toes?

Overlapping toes occur when one toe extends over the next. People of all ages can experience overlapping toes, which can occur in any of the toes and can cause extreme irritation if not corrected.

What causes overlapping toes?

Causes of overlapping toes include heredity, overpronation, rheumatoid arthritis, foot trauma, or other foot conditions such as hammer toes, mallet toes, bunions, or high arches.

How do you treat and prevent overlapping toes?

Any problems that cause pain or discomfort in the toes should be given prompt attention. Ignoring the symptoms can aggravate the condition and lead to a breakdown of tissue or even infection.

Shoes with a high, broad toe box and soft leather or flexible materials are recommended for people suffering from overlapping toes. Forefoot supports such as gel toe straighteners, gel toe caps, and toe combs are often recommended to keep overlapping toes apart. These effective devices are designed to reduce friction to help relieve discomfort.

If the problem persists, consult your doctor. Your Fit Specialist at Stan’s will advise you on appropriate footwear for your condition.

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