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What Is Morton’s Toe?

Tuesday, 20 September 2022 00:00

Morton’s toe is a foot condition that is obvious as the second toe is longer than the first toe, or big toe. Research has indicated it affects approximately ten percent of the population, and may cause foot pain. Many people may refer to this ailment as Greek toe, and this is a common sight on classic Greek sculptures. Morton’s toe develops from purely genetic reasons, and it is determined by the long bones in the foot, which are called the metatarsal bones. Pain may gradually develop during the beginning stages of taking a step, and this is the result of pressure that is exerted on the longest toe, which is the second toe in patients who have this condition. It can cause the foot to roll excessively inward, and may be controlled by wearing custom-made orthotics. Mild relief may be found when shoes a half size larger are selected, and this may help to diminish some of the pressure. If you have Morton’s toe, and are experiencing foot pain, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can help you to manage this foot condition.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Accent Podiatry Associates. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Causes

Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more

Diagnosis

To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.

Treatment

Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Arlington and Mansfield, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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