Morton's toe

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Morton's toe is a condition wherein the second toe may be or appears longer than the big toe.[1]

The most common symptom seen in Morton's toe is calluses. The first metatarsal head usually bears most of a person's body weight. But because the second metatarsal head is farthest forward, the force is transferred there. Pain may also be felt at the foot's arch.

In shoe-wearing cultures, Morton's toe leads to several problems. People with Morton's toe need to wear wide or proper shoes for their feet.

People with Morton's toe also have Greek feet, Royal toe or Morton's foot.

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  1. "Morton's Toe". The Healthline. 24 July 2019. Retrieved Oct 14, 2020. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)