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Lake Grove Podiatrist | Lake Grove Brachymetatarsia | NY | Lake Grove Foot Care, PC |

Lake Grove Foot Care, PC

Dr. Marc A Foucher, DPM, DABFAS

Gentle Affordable Foot Care For The Entire Family

 2701 Middle Country Road, Suite 1
Lake Grove, New York 11755
Phone: (631) 981-5287

Brachymetatarsia

 

Typically occurring in both feet, brachymetatarsia is a condition characterized by a short metatarsal, most commonly the 4th. Metatrasals are the long bones behind the toes.  The foot has five metatarsals and this condition results in one shortened toe, again most commonly the 4th.  The causes of brachymetatarsia are most often genetic or traumatic,  meaning that you can be born with it or it can be induced by premature closure in the metatarsal growth plate due to a trauma.

If you have a markedly shortened 4th toe then you likely have brachymetatarsia,   This condition can be managed with custom orthotics.  In order to correct or cure this problem, surgery would be necessary.  If the condition is not symptomatic, then surgery is a personal choice and can improve the appearance of the affected foot.   

If you are concerned about a shortened toe,  Dr. Foucher can help you find the right treatment option for you based on your unique situation. Contact us today to set up an appointment.

 
 
Lake Grove Podiatrist Lake Grove Foot Care, PC is a board certified Podiatrist specializing in Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), orthotics, heel pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Lake Grove, NY. We also treat Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 11755 area and surrounding areas in Lake Grove