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Daft health question - crooked toes

(9 Posts)
Eve Sat 05-Dec-15 08:47:31

Not something to bother a GP about, but teenage DS is pointed his his little toes are crooked and curling under the others.

Is the a way of encouraging them to grow straight? Would a splint of some sort help? Would a ciropodist (sp) help?

purpledasies Sat 05-Dec-15 08:50:16

Mine do that. I did ask a GP about it once but they said they wouldn't normally do anything about it unless they were causing problems walking. He should wear shoes that are wide round the toes so they don't rub against the next toe. It's clearly hereditary in our family as my dad's and DD's are just the same.

Anomaly Sat 05-Dec-15 19:14:34

One of my toes is like this. Not caused me any problems. Apparently my great grandmother had it too. I think they can do something if necessary but only if you physically need it because its causing a problem.

CharleyDavidson Sat 05-Dec-15 20:12:55

My two smallest toes are completely crooked and always have been. THey lie on top and across my other toes. Should they cause problems, I could have them 'fixed' but my cousin did that and she had to have a painful op where they cut tendons and broke bones, then she ended up on crutches for 8 weeks. So I'm not tempted. I just avoid narrow shoes.

Sirzy Sat 05-Dec-15 20:15:43

DS had similar and needed his straightening as they were causing problems - it was a pretty Straight forward op 'just' snipping the tendons under his toe to allow them to be repositioned. It has worked enough to stop it being a problem but not perfect - next step is to fuse the bones to straighten which I am avoiding unless it causes a lot of problems!

Liara Sat 05-Dec-15 20:16:36

I always had this and thought it was just one of those things, nothing to be done about it (and not even close to the biggest problem with my feet, which I have had to have surgery for, so not very focussed on it).

Many years later I had to re learn how to walk in order to correct my horrendous posture issues. A few years later I realised that my toes had completely uncurled and now look completely normal.

Might be worth having his posture checked?

Eve Sat 05-Dec-15 20:55:24

I don't think bad enough to need an operation, but really interesting point re posture.

He's just started Pilates ( as a support to the sport he competes at) and the teacher there is working on his posture a lot as he gets sore through his back. I'll mention posture and feet to him, will encourage him more as he doesn't like how the toes look.

twirlypoo Sat 05-Dec-15 21:03:26

My little toes on both feet are side ways! Is that what you mean? My whole family on the female side has side ways toes!

Littlepumpkinpie Wed 30-Dec-15 23:17:07

I was about to say the same as Laira if the Pilates does not work look for a functional movement practioner

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