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Health - Wellness
What It Really Means When Your Second Toe Is Longer Than Your Big Toe
Morton’s toe is a common condition where the second toe is longer than the big toe, and it is also known as Greek foot, because classic Greek statues often showcase beautifully sculpted, long second toes. This is not considered a deformity or a condition that requires any correction, but it is just a variation of a normal foot shape.
Morton's toe occurs when the big toe's metatarsal bone — which connects your toes to the back of your foot — is too short. If not cared for properly, Morton’s toe may lead to foot pain and other issues like corns, calluses, and even hammertoe since there is more pressure on the second toe's longer, thinner metatarsal bone.
Dr. Jacqueline Sutera adds, "Toenail damage, ingrown nails, and nail injury is also very common, especially if you wear high heels, pointy, narrow, tight shoes, or are a runner." The best way to take care of your feet is to wear comfortable shoes with good support and plenty of room in the toe box, even going a half size up in shoe size if necessary.