19th September 2018


What is a Morton's toe?

Morton's toe is a common forefoot disorder where the second metatarsal bone (at the base of the second toe) is longer than the first metatarsal (at the base of the big toe). This condition is also known by many other names, including “Greek foot,” “Royal toe,” “turkey toe,” “LaMay toe” or “Sheppard's toe.”

In this manner, how can you straighten your toes?

Your doctor or physical therapist may be able to suggest more exercises.
  1. Gently pull on your toes to stretch the bent joints. For example, if a joint bends up, gently stretch it down.
  2. Do towel curls. Put a towel flat under your feet and use your toes to crumple it.
  3. Do marble pickups.

What causes clawing of the toes?

People often blame the common foot deformity claw toe on wearing shoes that squeeze your toes, such as shoes that are too short or high heels. However, claw toe also is often the result of nerve damage caused by diseases like diabetes or alcoholism, which can weaken the muscles in your foot.

What causes a mallet toe?

The tip of the toe is often turned down against the shoe causing pressure and discomfort. Arthritis can also lead to many forefoot deformities including mallet toes. Mallet toes can cause extreme discomfort, and can be aggravated if restrictive or improperly fitting footwear is worn for a prolonged period of time.
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