Morton's toe

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a digit of the foot.
claw toe a toe deformity seen in many patients with rheumatoid arthritis, consisting of dorsal subluxation of toes 2 through 5; the metatarsal heads bear weight and become painful during walking so that the patient has a shuffling gait.
hammer toe deformity of a toe in which the proximal phalanx is extended and the second and distal phalanges are flexed, causing a clawlike appearance; it most often affects the second toe.
Hammer toe of the second metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. From Ignatavicius and Workman, 2000.
Morton's toe Morton's neuralgia.
pigeon toe a permanent toeing-in position of the feet; severe cases are considered a form of clubfoot (talipes).
webbed t's syndactyly of the toes abnormally joined by strands of tissue at their base.
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A digit of the foot. Synonym: digit See: foot for illus

claw toe


cock-up toe

A toe deformity with dorsiflexion of the metatarsophalangeal joint and flexion of the interphalangeal and distal interphalangeal joints.
See: hammertoe

mallet toe

See: hammertoe

Morton's toe

See: Morton's toe

pigeon toe

Walking with the toes turned inward.

tennis toe

Bleeding beneath the toenail resulting from repeated friction with the inside of the shoe. It produces a dark blue or black discoloration of the nail. It is a common problem of athletes who participate in sports that involve repetitive running, jumping, stopping, and starting.

turf toe

A hyperextension injury of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. Severe hyperextension also injures the plantar sesamoids and flexor tendons. The injury commonly occurs on artificial surfaces, where the competitors wear light, flexible-soled shoes that allow MTP hyperextension on the firm surface.

webbed toes

Toes joined by webs of skin.
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Underlying anatomical factors can also be causative, such as a high arch with resultant stress of the forefoot in a cavus foot type and individuals with a short first metatarsal bone (Mortons toe).