A common disorder where the second toe is longer than the first toe.
Leads to excessive pressure on the second metatarsal head with pain similar to metatarsalgia.
Constant pressure while walking or standing can lead to callus formation under the second metatarsal head.
Ball of Foot
The most common symptom pain is similar to Metatarsalgia with callus formation under second met head.
The first metatarsal head would normally bear the majority of a person’s body weight during the propulsive phases of gait, but because the second metatarsal head is farthest forward, the force is transferred there. Pain may also be felt in the arch of the foot, at the ankle-ward end of the first and second metatarsals.
Measuring and wearing the proper shoe size to accommodate a longer second toe will help to ensure the proper break point.
Morton’s extension should be used with some patients.
Wearing a rocker sole to reduces pressure to forefoot.
Rocker sole to reduce pressure to forefoot.
Orthotics with metatarsal pads may help with some patients. The arch support helps to keep your feet aligned in relation to the rest of your body, while the pad helps to reduce pressure on the second metatarsal head and the ball of the foot.