George Morris physio Wigan -Mortons Toe

George Morris physio Wigan

Mortons Toe

Having a second toe that's longer than your big toe is common; but what many people don't know is that there's a name for that (super-small, super-common) deformity called Morton's Toe.

Morton's Toe is an hereditary anomaly, "About 20 percent of the population has it."

“If you don’t have any pain associated with it, it’s not a big deal, However, you should keep a few things in mind.

First of all, shoes aren’t designed for people with a longer second toe. And, if you’re not wearing properly fitting shoes (i.e., shoes that are too tight on your second toe) you could end up with hard corns on your toe, calluses, and even stress fractures in your feet from the constant pressure of your shoe.

That’s why it is recommended that people with Morton’s Toe look for shoes with a roomier toe box. “Make sure there’s room for that second toe, adding that you don't want the top of the shoe hitting the top of your toe so it pushes on it.

People with Morton's Toe are also at a greater risk of developing a hammer toe (where the toe becomes permanently bent), again, if they don't wear the right shoes, says Kenneth Jung, M.D., a foot and ankle surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles.

Still, other than needing to wear shoes that fit, Morton’s Toe shouldn’t be a big factor in your life-and if it makes you a bit more similar to Meghan Markle, I'd consider that a win.

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