Dudley Morton MD
Mortons Foot - Hallux (white arrow) is more than 2mm shorter than the second toe.
Morton's Foot (Toe) is a relatively uncommon foot structure in which the big toe is more than 2mm shorter than the second toe.
Morton's Foot is rarely the cause of chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Dr Morton (in his publications) reports that foot pain is frequently the result of Morton's Foot.
Other Synonyms: Metatarsus atavicus, metatarsus primus brevis, metatarsus primus brevis varus syndrome, pied ancestral (French), pied de Neanderthal (French), short first metatarsal syndrome
Also known as Morton's syndrome / Morton's principle / Morton's triad
Mortons Foot. The black arrow points to the short 1st metatarsal, which is the hallmark of Mortons Foot (courtesy of Stephan Praet MD, Maastricht University, Netherlands).
Triad of Morton's Foot: