Podiatrist, Dr. Robert Weiss states, "the length of your toes is a big deal. If your second toe is longer than your first toe, you’re at increased risk for bunions, hammertoes, and even back problems due to how you distribute pressure throughout your body. All the weight should push off your first toe, but when the second one is longer, it rolls and flattens, causing all kind of foot problems. If you do have this condition, talk to your podiatrist about the best kind of footwear for the shape of your feet, since ill-fitted shoes make the condition worse."
I once had a patient when I told him that he had Morton's Toe, ask me if I could give it back to him which I though was a very clever comeback. Morton's Toe is actually a very common thing that we see in our Toronto foot clinic. The key to ensuring that you end up with no issues is custom orthotics and proper shoes properly dispensed by a knowledgeable foot specialist.
If you or a loved one requires honest, competent advice, foot care or custom orthotics from Chiropodists who really care about their patients, then look no further than Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.
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