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Morton's toe

photo of Morton's toe foot condition depicting a second toe which is longer than the big toe
Morton's toe (or Greek foot or "LaMay toe" or Morton's syndrome, long toe) is the common term for the condition of a shortened big toe in relation to the second toe. The second toe may be of equal or greater length compared to the big toe.
Who it affects: 
While the prevalence of Morton’s toe is less than 20% in the general population, among people suffering from musculoskeletal pain and seeking medical help, it is thought to be well over 80%.
Symptoms: 
The reason Morton’s toe is often a precursor to musculoskeletal pain is its association with excessive pronation of the foot. When weight bearing, the longitudinal arch of the foot drops, and the ankle rolls inward. A functionally shortened toe behaves just like a structural short leg, unbalancing the pelvis by dropping one hip lower. This can cause various degrees of scoliosis (improper lateral curves of the spine). The internally rotated leg causes a forward rotation of the pelvis, typically more on the side where Morton's toe is observed.
Treatment: 
Restoring the Morton’s toe to normal function with proprioceptive orthotics can help alleviate numerous problems of the feet such as metatarsalgia, hammer toes, bunions, Morton's neuroma, plantar fasciitis, and general fatigue of the feet.