Cross over toe is a condition that occurs when there is a tear in the supporting ligament of your toe. When this ligament is damaged the stability of your toe can be compromised leading to persistent ball of foot pain and discomfort. There is a much higher incidence of plantar plate tears for females in comparison to males at a 10:1 ratio. Disruption of the plantar plate can cause your toe to shift in different directions leading to overlapping or a floating toe appearance.


  • Trauma
  • Overuse injury
  • Neurological disorders
  • Abnormal foot mechanics
  • Weakening of supportive ligament of toe

Signs & Symptoms

  • Overlapping toe
  • Pain at lesser joints and ball of foot
  • Swelling at base of toe
  • Progressive toe deformtiy
  • Difficulty wearing shoes

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