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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.  
 
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics
 

 

 

 

IF YOUR SECOND TOE IS LONGER THAN YOUR FIRST TOE (THAT'S THE CASE FOR AN ESTIMATED 20 TO 30% OF AMERICANS), YOU'RE AT INCREASED RISK FOR BUNIONS, HAMMERTOES (ONES THAT ARE BENT DOWNWARDS), AND EVEN BACK PROBLEMS DUE HOW YOU DISTRIBUTE PRESSURE THROUGHOUT YOUR BODY."

PODIATRIST WEISS ALSO STATES, "ALL THE WEIGHT SHOULD PUSH OFF THE FIRST TOE, BUT WHEN THE SECOND IS LONGER, IT ROLLS AND FLATTENS, CAUSING ALL KINDS OF FOOT PROBLEMS.  IF YOU DO HAVE THIS CONDITION (CALLED MORTON'S TOE), TALK TO YOUR PODIATRIST ABOUT THE BEST KIND OF FOOTWEAR FOR THE SHAPE OF YOUR FEET, SINCE ILL-FITTING SHOES MAKE THE CONDITION WORSE."

THIS IS ONE OF THE CONDITIONS THAT OUR FOOT CLINIC SEES AND MANAGES VERY SUCCESSFULLY.  WE ARE A FULL-SERVICE FOOT CLINIC, FULLY EQUIPPED WHICH MAKES YOUR VISIT A ONE-STOP FACILITY.  WE HAVE INVESTED IN THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY AND PHYSICAL MODALITIES IN ORDER TO PROVIDE OUR BELOVED PATIENTS WITH HIGH QUALITY FOOT CARE.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE REQUIRES HONEST, COMPETENT ADVICE, FOOT CARE OR CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US AT 416-465-8737.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

MORTON'S TOE IS A COMMON FOREFOOT DISORDOR WHERE THE SECOND TOE IS LONGER THAN THE BIG TOE (THE HALLUX).  THIS CONDITION LEADS TO EXCESSIVE PRESSURE ON THE SECOND METATARSAL HEAD (BEHIND THE SECOND TOE AT THE BALL-OF-THR-FOOT) RESULTING IN PAIN SIMILIAR TO THE DISCOMFORT ASSOCIATED WITH METATARSALGIA.  THE CONSTANT PRESSURE PLACED ON THE LONGER SECOND TOE WHILE WALKING OR STANDING CAN LEAD TO CALLUS FORMATION UNDER THE SECOND METATARSAL HEAD DUE TO THE EXCESSIVE PRESSURE.

TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF MORTON'S TOE STARTS WITH SELECTING PROPER FOOTWEAR.  FOOTWEAR WITH A HIGH AND WIDE TOE BOX IS IDEAL FOR TREATING THIS CONDITION.  IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO BUY A SHOE 1/2  TO A SIZE LARGER TO ACCOMIDATE THE SECOND TOE.  ORTHOTICS THAT FEATURE ARCH SUPPORTS TO KEEP THE FOOT ALIGNED, AND A METATARSAL PAD TO REDUCE STRESS ON THE BALL-OF-THE-FOOT ARE OFTEN RECOMMENDED WHEN TREATING THIS CONDITION.  PROPER FOOTWEAR COMBINED WITH AN EFFECTIVE ORTHOTIC WILL PROVIDE RELIEF FROM PAIN ASSSOCIATED WITH MORTON'S TOE.  I AM SURE THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO WISH THAT THEY COULD GIVE MORTON'S TOE BACK TO DR. MORTON.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. HARDY AND MARZ HARDY, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE, TORONTO CHIROPODIST AND TORONTO FOOT SPECIALIST AND THE TEAM FROM ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.



Academy Clinics has a special interest in high quality custom orthotics.

 

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