Morton’s Toe is defined as second toe is longer than your big toe. This condition may seem inconsequential but it can put extreme pressure at the back of the second toe on the the ball of the foot area. Metatarsalgia can develop from Morton’s Toe as undue pressure can result in extreme pain. Additionally, foot calluses can form under the second metatarsal.
Morton’s Toe is easy to diagnose. A quick scan can reveal the second toe protrudes past the big toe in length. Those who have this condition often develop calluses behind the second toe and on the ball of foot under the metatarsal head.  To limit movement of the toes, the most popular shoe inserts are rigid steel and carbon fiber thin insoles that can be placed underneath existing shoe insole or arch supports.  Check out these Morton’s Toe Insoles.

In addition, some find a metatarsal insole which either offers additional metatarsal padding or a lift to assist in alleviating the pain associated with Morton’s Toe.

Spenco Polysorb Total Support Insoles, newly re-designed Walker Runner Insoles, and the Spenco For Her Total Support Insoles are all high quality products that are designed especially for the prevention of Morton’s Neuroma and to offer relief from Morton’s


2 thoughts on “Morton’s Toe – Symptoms and Treatment

  1. Morton’s Toe – Symptoms and Treatment donna long says:
    February 23, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    I have Morton’s toe pain plus metatarsalgia. The pads are not enough to help the pain and wanting to know about orthonics.

    1. Morton’s Toe – Symptoms and Treatment admin says:
      February 23, 2011 at 9:15 pm

      Metatarsalgia and toe pain are related in that they are symptomatic of forefoot pain. In most cases the cause is no support to the latitudinal arch (the metatarsal arch located just behind the toes). Morton’s Neuroma, Metatarsalgia, amd most other disorders located in the forefoot can be helped with the use of a Metatarsal Pad.
      Spenco offers some products that offer orthotic arch support along with a Metatarsal Pad, the Polysorb Total Support Insoles, the Spenco For Her Total Support Insoles, the new Polysorb Walker Runner Insoles and the new Total Support Gel Insoles all include a Metatarsal Pad.
      Another option is the Pedag Holiday, Pedag Viva and Pedag Comfort Insoles. The Pedag Holiday are a 3/4 length Orthotic Arch Support that includes a Metatarsal pad and the Pedag Viva is a full length Orthotic Arch Support that includes a Metatarsal Pad. The Pedag Comfort Insoles are designed for use with High Heels and offer a thin insole that has a Metatarsal Pad.
      Feel free to contact us via email or our toll free number if you have any other question or concerns.

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