Morton’s Toe, Imbalance & TMJ Dysfunction

Posted on Feb 3, 2016

Morton’s Toe is a common forefoot disorder where the second toe is longer than the big toe. Many with this condition will develop a callous under the second metatarsal bone. Pain can migrate to other parts of the body besides the feet and create a chain reaction if ignored. Over time the imbalance in the foot leads to the formation of painful bunions on the head of the first shortened metatarsal, and can even travel as far as the jaw and cause TMJ dysfunction.

To avoid a costly trip to the podiatrist, I recommend you do a Self-Check. Take your socks off and look at your feet to see if your second toe is even or slightly longer than the big toe. If it is then be proactive before you begin experiencing foot pain. Pain can builds momentum and create imbalances that offset body pain in other parts of your body, including bunions, plantar fasciitis and TMJ. What has worked miracles for my clients over the years is the use of the ‘Morton’s Toe Pad’, to prevent or relieve the discomfort, along with give support and balance to the foot strike. These pads can be purchased or made at home with foot pads that adhere to the foot. More information can be found if you go to