Crossover Toe – A second toe that rides up and over the first toe
Crossover toe is a condition where the 2nd toe moves toward and eventually rides over the big toe (first toe). A crossover toe can occur at any age however it is more common in older patients.
Pain in the plantar forefoot and difficulty fitting into footwear are 2 of the most common problems that patients report. Symptoms of crossover toe can often mimic a morton’s neuroma and it is important to differentiate the two conditions with a careful examination.
Conditions that will cause increased pressure beneath the 2nd metatarsal are over pronation, a long 2nd toe, poor footwear, tight calf muscles and bunions.
Treatment for crossover toe is best initiated early and is aimed at stabilizing the foot and normalizing pressure in the plantar metatarsal area. Conservative measures such as orthotics, calf stretching and strengthening, triggering of plantar musculature, icing, anti inflammatory medications and properly fitted supportive shoes are all helpful in the early stages. It is worth noting that once the 2nd toe has started to drift towards the first conservative measures are unlikely to restore the alignment of the 2nd toe.
If the crossover toe has progressed then surgical intervention may be necessary.
Below are products from our range that will help to stabilize the foot and limit the progression of crossover toe.
THE KEY STEPS TO GETTING THE RIGHT SIZE DOCPODS:
FULL LENGTH INSOLES
NON FULL LENGTH INSOLES
|1. Measure your existing shoe insole:
|| 1. Measure from your heel to ball of foot:
2. Then compare your measurements from above to match the product size charts below:
|US MENS||4.5 - 9||9 - 13|
|US WOMENS||6 - 10||10 - 14|