My Toes Continued Part 4 Poll Questions
Welcome to Dr. Toe. Continued listing of questions about the toes. This page is devoted to the question what it means when the second toe is larger than other toes... Disclaimer: Don't take Dr. Toe seriously. There are actual doctors and nurses on the web that can help you if you have serious problems with your feet.
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The results of this poll are quite surprising. I would not have guessed that more people have a longer second toe than not. We will have to start looking at people's feet more.
Some studies done in England point to evidence that people with Celtic ancestry (Irish, Scottish, Manx, Breton, etc.) have longer second toes. The 2nd toe on my right foot is longer and on my left foot they are of equal length!
I read that if your second toe is the longest it you have Egyptian origin
A bigger second toe means royalty
Look at your hands.If our ancestors had feet like our hands,longer second toes make better bipeds
All the comments posted are wrong. The longer second toe is due to Celtic tribes being Hunter-gatherers for longer than most other tribes of Anglo Saxon origin, which due to switching to farming lost the need for the gripping longer second toe. It is evolution, not a medical condition
My second and third toe on both of my feet are longer than my big toe -' but.......... so are both of my fingers on both hands(middle and ring) are both longer than my index finger - i am 100% irish descent - any thoughts??????
After reading that the longer second toe indicates a Celtic heritage, I began taking sneak peeks at people's feet. I see quite a few of these "Morton's Toes" on people of Mexican and Thai extraction!!! What gives?
Actually the second toe being longer than the first is a condition called "Morton's toe". It is a condition that about 1/3 of the population has. It causes pressure to be displaced on the center of the foot and can cause foot pain if high heeled shoes and hard surfaces or walk on often. The longer 1st toe has nothing to do with evolution (as stated in the last post by somebody) our feet are a hereditary trait (we get from our parents). I myself have a longer 3rd toe on both feet stemming from the fact that both of my parents have a longer second toe
Toes are just toes. Length doesn't mean anything. Sorry, but Science beats beliefs and "sayings"! Hahaha.
Morton's toes are on every race and creed. Yes it's genetic, and no, idiots, it has nothing to do with leadership or intelligence. Go re-read your tea-leaves. A bigger second toe means: Sometimes you gotta buy bigger shoes. Period
My 2nd toe is two and a half inches long and my big toe is only two inches ahhhh please tell me what it means for sure!?
My 2nd toe is a bit longer than the big toe and my boyfriend has a foot fetish i get paranoid every time he looks at my toes its weird cuz my feet are small too, i;d like 2 have surgery on my toes cuz i feel like i'm deformed. I never noticed my toes until he pointed it out. But people do tell me i have cute and sexy feet but personally I don't believe it!
Longer second toe, so I was told while being humiliated in my childhood, means the possessor has a strong sense of leadership
I am of 100% Irish descent and none of my toes are longer than my first (big) toe
So, there you have it. definitive answer on why the second toe can be bigger!
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hey dr toe
my name is erick I m 25 years old male with a mind set on killing my feet. I dont know why but I have corn in the back of my feet not underneathe but the back of the feet. No matter what shoe I wear or how I change my walking style it always remain the same. Please searching for guadiance. erick.
Well Erick, perhaps going with a shoe size 1 larger and wearing an extra thick sock might provide some cushion between your foot and the upper bridge of the shoe. It just sounds like there is too much friction or rubbing where that corn is and needs to be addressed with a softer area. Always consult a qualified doctor in person when in doubt to get a professional opinion. Thanks for your inquiry. The Toe Man
Dear Dr Toe,
i have a little problem:my right foots toe next to pinkie toe has grown a little higher than the other ones i mean its not in line and is shorter than the 2 next to it!
i would like to normalize it...how is that possible?i would appreciate any advice as i feel trapped hiding my feet for 26 years now!
thank you so much, if u caould please e mail me on _____ as this isn't me e mail address..
Not sure the advantages or risk of correcting this outweight the benefit. Its always a personal choice to have surgery for cosmetic purposes. if in fact it is causing you discomfort or difficulty walking etc then that weighs in on decision . but if it is merely to improve the appearance and your self confidence that is a different story and you should probably just ask people around you if they've ever noticed the difference. you might be surprised to hear they haven't noticed and you can go about your business living a normal life. See ya. The Toe Man
Please see response above. I think again, the risk of any surgery probably does not outweigh the benefit unless your life is truly affected on a daily basis. Thanks, The Toe Man.
hi my name is skylar, I am an African American and i have a feet issue. Last year i wore shoes that were too small for feet and i now have tailor bunion below each of my pinky toes,and I can feel the bone that sticks out. Also my pinkys toes have what appear to be black calluses or dry skin on them. My skin is brown so the pinkish looking bunnionettes are noticeable. IS there anything i can do to reduce the appearace. Aslo i have a problem with dark spots on my toes that look like ground in dirt. What can i use for that as welll?
---Thanks In Advance,
♥Feet in despair
Sorry to hear your problems Feet in Despair,
There are creams on the market that will aid in reducing blemishes in the skin over time. they will not completely remove them but something worth looking in to further. I would suggested going to www.google.com and typing in search words like "skin blemish removal cream". or something to that affect. there is also lasers that can remove some these and other treatment options. if you can afford it I would recommend seeing a qualified dermatologist or other general doctor that can refer you to a qualified physician. thanks, The Toe Man
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