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Curly toes

If your child is born with curly toes, it means their toes curl under one another. This is usually caused by their toe's tendon being too tight, and typically affects their third and fourth toes the most.

Curly toes will most likely improve on their own as your child grows. Having curly toes will not affect your child's development or ability to start walking. However, it's best to ask your GP to check your child if:

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed June 2019.

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Review key: HICLF-132158