child born with crooked toes

My 3 year old daughter was boen with crooked toes.
Her middle toe has a tendency to go underneath the second toe.
She was born this way.
We have made sure that all footwear she’s had has fit and not been too tight, hoping they would straighten out naturally but they have not.
Should we be concerned?
Is there something we should be doing that we are not?

1 Comment found

    Vivian Abrams DPM

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    When I see young children with this, I show the parents how to tape the toes so they grow straighter. I am not sure at 3 years old if it would help though. I use a bandaid and cut it in 1/2 lengthwise and weave it under and over so the toes are in alignment. Another old fashioned thing to do is find a podiatrist (usually someone older like me!) who can make a digital splint. But again it is possible your daughter will hate it and take it out.


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