What Causes The 2nd And 3rd Toes To Separate?


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It is hard to say exactly what causes the second and third toes to separate as there could be a few different reasons, some hereditary and others can be caused by the wrong type of footwear.

If you are concerned that your second and third toes seem to becoming more separated then it is advised to seek medical attention such as visiting your doctors. They will be able to examine your foot and try to determine why this has happened. It may well be a condition called Morton's neuroma, but it is best to be diagnosed at the doctors rather than guessing.

Another medical professional you could visit is a podiatrist. These professionals are specialists in feet and so will be able to examine and explain in detail what is wrong. If you consult a podiatrist privately however, this may be quite expensive; it is best to try and get referred by your doctor to save money.

There are special band aids available that help to put the toes back together if the separation is causing you pain. As suggested earlier, it is always best to consult your doctor first before trying to remedy it yourself - you could end up causing more damage. Wearing slightly tighter socks or more snug fitting shoes could also help stop the separation as it will give more support to the toes.

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