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If you have a Morton’s Toe Syndrome, the front part of the foot is unstable when it needs to be stable. Because of this the foot will be forced to pronate (roll inward while walking etc) . A pronating foot will cause abnormal stress on many areas of the foot, including the plantar fascia and the heel bone. It is this type of abnormal stress that sets the momentum for plantar fasciitis and most other foot problems. Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammation of the connective sheath on the bottom of the foot. Often times overworked calf muscles and tight achilles tendons are culprits in this soft tissue issue. Statistically, 80% of all patients that see a podiatrist have a Morton’s Toe!
To determine if you have this condition, and with your socks off, look at your first and second toe and see if the second toe is longer than the big toe. If it is then you have Morton’s Toe. Be proactive and save yourself a trip to the podiatrist by regularly using the Morton Pad under the big toe’s metatarsal head (ball of foot), this will help remedy and prevent the onset of bunions, and painful plantar fasciitis. I also recommend you do rehab stretching and strengthening for your lower leg and feet. Additionally, if you already have plantar fasciitis then I recommend the Strassberg PF Stockings.