Short Toe (Brachymetatarsia)

Short Toe (Brachymetatarsia) Treatment depiction

Brachymetatarsia, is a foot deformity that has the appearance of a shortened toe, this is typically caused by a growth disturbance to the bone. Any toe can be affected by brachymetatarsia but it most commonly occurs to the 4th toe.

It is common to have callus buildup due to the excessive friction against footwear, well fitted shoes can help reduce the buildup.

Treatment may include:


Your specialist may suggest custom orthotics to help redistribute your weight and reduce the risk of your toe rubbing against shoes, this can stop callus build up.

Surgical Management

Surgery may otherwise be suggested to lengthen the toe. Please click here to find out more on common surgical options.