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    Default Big toe and 2nd toe problem?

    My DS is 18months old. we had our 18 month appointment with the maternal health nurse. while there we noticed my DS 2nd toe somewhat overlaps his big to on both feet. the maternal health nurse said it is big problem and to go to the GP asap!. i know my 2nd toe dont over lap my big toe but DS father does and he has never had a problem with it at all. could it be something from his dad or should i take her advice and book a appointment to get it checked out? the only reason im doubting my maternal health nurse is when my DS was 10 months she said the post fontonal should be closed and if it hasnt closed in a week DS will have to have surgery (which i now know is BULL!) it was horriable. Another reason im doubting her is the fact that my DP has it and never ever had a problem with walking (except drunk lol)
    so has anyone else had it? anyones DS OR DD have it? anything i should worry about or just tell the doc next week when i have appointment for me?

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    Default Big toe and 2nd toe problem?

    I have it, my mother has it. Never been a big deal...

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    If it's not causing him any pain or functional issues walking then it doesn't sound like a problem - particularly if his dad is the same. Sounds like she over reacts slightly!!

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    My grandma has it, my dad has it, my brother and his son all have it and it doesn't cause any of them any issues. My bro looked at his sons feet when he was born and said "oh look, he's got a manky toe too" lol

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    Default Big toe and 2nd toe problem?

    I have never heard that it was meant to be a problem. On my left foot I have it plus webbed toes eeekkk lol..
    There's no harm in talking to your GP when you're there next but IMO I wouldn't be concerned..

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    How much of an overlap is it?? And does it hinder his walking??

    Might be an old wives tale, but I'd heard a big first toe means you're smart & cluey, and a big 2nd toe is creativity.

    My hubby has a MASSIVE first toe, lol. And he's a smarty pants. I have a longer 2nd toe, and I'm definately more creative than him.

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    Default Re: Big toe and 2nd toe problem?

    Thank you to everyone for your replies
    It dont overlap much probly like 10mm nothing very big. Dont affect his walking in any way. He runs he jumps he pretty much dosent fall over unless trips over a toy.
    I do think my maternal health nurse is over reacting seeing as its common and his dad has it. Must be in the genes somewhere. Glad he dont have my toes ( I have no pinky toenail ) lol
    Ill mention it to my gp next week see what he says.
    I wonder if I could change maternal health nurse

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