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Old 06-29-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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Taping overlapping toes

Me second toe overlaps over my big toe on my left foot. My dr. has suggested that I tape the 2 toes together so I can be more comfortable in shoes. I have tried taping them and really it works well. However, nothing I use to tape them with holds the 2nd toe down for more than a few hrs. Especially if I'm doing much walking. I've tried surgical tape and even the toe loops that are advertised. They work well for a short time. So I'm trying to find the strongest tape that will hold the 2 toes together. Has anyone else done this? Other alternative mentioned by dr was removing the 2nd toe and I don't want to to that.

 
Old 06-30-2012, 12:13 PM   #2
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Re: Taping overlapping toes

Please, please do not let that man cut into your foot or feet. I have horrible feet and had surgery years ago because my toes were about to cross. After all this time, the other foot was headed in the same direction, but I found a GOOD physical therapist who has done wonders for me and my toes are straight. The reason your toes overlap is most likely due the the plantar facia, which is the elastic band under your foot. That can effect your whole walk and throw your feet way off and can cause even bunions. Now, you may not have been born with good feet, but neither was on. I have been in therapy for almost three months and it has made all the difference in the world. The trick is to find a GOOD physical therapist. I found mine at the gym I belong to. I went to therapists my dr. referred me to and they were about as much help as a third leg. Hope this is of some help to you. Don't forget that podiatrists and surgeons LOVE to cut. I know of a woman who had the plantar facia cut and I think she will have trouble later on in life; hope I am wrong. Oh, when I first went to this fellow, a bunion was starting to form as well as the toes were going nuts. Now, they are very, very straight. Hope this helps.

 
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:04 PM   #3
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Re: Taping overlapping toes

Thanks for responding. Did you have your bunion removed? I also have a bunion on the same foot as the overlapping toe. When it first started to hurt I went to a specialist who gave me a cortisone injection to stop the pain. Well it did stop the pain but it also must have done something to the tendon or whatever because the toe then went completely over the big toe. It is flexible and can be moved very easily however....like I said...although there is no pain anymore it is always overlapping the big toe, making it awfully hard to find shoes that will fit and it looks awful. I don't know if physio would help now but I will look into it. Thanks.

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Old 06-30-2012, 02:06 PM   #4
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Re: Taping overlapping toes

Yes, I did have a bunion removed on BOTH feet, only to have signs of them coming back many years later and it was because the foot was out of line. The foot being out of line can raise all sorts of trouble with one's body because it can effect everything up to your hips. I always had VERY, VERY strong legs until this happened. I suggest you go to someone who has majored in body chemistry and not just a plain physical therapist. The person who has majored in this will get to the core of the matter. I have been to both and now that I look back, feel as if I wasted my time going to a plain physical therapist. The plain therapist did not get in and move my toes around and do what this man has done. I don't know what state you live in, so cannot refer you to someone.If you belong to a gym that is very, very health minded, the owner of the place may be able to help. Feel free to ask any questions and, if possible, I will try to answer them.

 
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:57 AM   #5
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Re: Taping overlapping toes

I use vet wrap from our local feed store. I've tried all sorts of tape through the years and found this to be the best. It sticks to itself, is inexpensive and is quite comfortable to wear.

best wishes

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