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Fifth toe
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Skeleton of foot. Lateral aspect.
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Bones of the right foot. Plantar surface.

The fifth toe (or little toe) is the smallest toe of the foot.

It is considered to be the most important toe for strength of balance, whereas the first toe, or hallux, is the most important toe for strength in walking.


It is associated with many medical conditions, largely due to the use of shoes.[1]

It consists of the fifth metatarsal bone and its associated phalanges.

The muscles that serve the fifth toe are:

Some parallels can be drawn with these muscles and those of the hypothenar eminence serving the little finger.

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