Overlapping Toes

What is Overlapping Toes?

Overlapping Toes occurs when your toes are pressed together until they overlap, causing irritation and making it difficult to walk without pain.  The most common occurrence of overlapping toes is the overlapping of the fifth toe caused by a high arch or flat foot. Pain and inflammation are the most common symptoms of overlapping toes.  Overlapping toes have a high occurrence in children—this is due in part to the changes in bone structure.


Surgery is considered as a last resort and easily avoided if diagnosed early. Recommended treatment are forefoot supports such as, gel toe straighteners, gel toe caps and toe combs to keep overlapping toes apart.