Overlapping or Curly Toes in Children

Overlapping or Curly Toes in Children

Overlapping or curly toes, a is a relatively common condition in children, involves one or more toes bending and crossing over adjacent toes. While this condition may raise concerns for parents, rest assured that specialized care and early intervention can effectively address overlapping or curly toes. At Children’s Podiatry, we are dedicated to diagnosing, treating, and supporting children with this condition, ensuring optimal foot health and comfort.

Understanding Overlapping or Curly Toes:

Overlapping or curly toes occur when one or more toes bend and cross over each other, causing discomfort or irritation due to friction between the toes.

Causes of Overlapping or Curly Toes:

The exact cause of overlapping or curly toes is not always clear, but it can be related to a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Signs and Symptoms:

Overlapping or curly toes may present with the following signs:

Expert Care at Children's Podiatry:

Our experienced team of Podiatrists has many years experience  in diagnosing and treating overlapping or curly toes, providing comprehensive care to ensure your child’s optimal foot health and function.

Early Assessment:

Early diagnosis and treatment are important to prevent potential discomfort and complications.

Non-Surgical Treatment:

In most cases, non-surgical methods are effective in managing overlapping or curly toes and may include:

Parental Guidance:

We involve parents in the care process, providing guidance on stretching exercises and at-home techniques to support healthy toe alignment.

Long-Term Management:

Ongoing monitoring and care may be recommended to ensure that the condition does not worsen.

Surgical Options (if needed):

In rare cases where non-surgical methods are not successful, surgical intervention may be considered to correct toe alignment.


At Children’s Podiatry, we understand the concerns that overlapping or curly toes can raise for parents. Our dedicated Children’s Podiatrists are committed to providing expert care, personalized treatment plans, and ongoing support to help your child achieve optimal toe alignment, foot function, and well-being.

To learn more about how we can assist your child in managing overlapping or curly toes and promoting healthy foot development, schedule a consultation with our skilled Children’s Podiatry team. Contact us today and take the first step towards supporting your child’s confident and comfortable movement.

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