Metatarsal Shoe Inserts
Pain in the ball of your foot or the feeling of a pebble in your shoe that won't go away may actually be a condition called metatarsalgia. Your metatarsals are the small bones that connect the middle of your foot to your toes and they can bear a lot of pressure and strain. When they become painful, it is a good idea to see a doctor to get a proper diagnosis.
What is metatarsalgia?
Metatarsalgia 1 is a condition affecting the ball of your foot where it becomes painful and inflamed at the head of a metatarsal.
What are common symptoms of metatarsalgia?
Metatarsalgia can cause pain or a burning sensation in the ball of the foot. The pain can feel worse with activity and sometimes feel like a shooting pain or as if there is a pebble in your shoe.
For Metatarsalgia We Recommend:
The M-Series offers the greatest degree of arch support and is ideal for daily wear in regular volume shoes such as athletic trainers, work boots, and walking shoes. The M-Series incorporates Protalus's patented alignment technology to provide the structure and comfort you need.
Designed for athletic shoes & work boots with a removable insole.
Designed for athletic shoes & work boots with a non-removable insole.
What are common causes of metatarsalgia?
Metatarsalgia can happen to anyone but there are some factors that can make it more likely. Participating in high impact sports, wearing high heels or shoes that do not fit properly, being overweight, having anatomical abnormalities of the foot, or having gout can all make metatarsalgia more likely to occur.
What is metatarsal support?
One way people combat the pain of metatarsalgia is to add padding under the ball of their foot. The padding may come in the form of a simple toe pad or a full-length shoe insole.
What are the best insoles for metatarsal support?
Shoe insoles do more than just add cushion to a shoe. A good shoe insoles will help to align the foot properly which can minimize the pressure on the ball of the foot, reduce the impact of natural biological anomalies, and may correct the issues found in ill-fitting shoes such as a lack of arch support or flat soles that don't absorb shock. The M-Series provides the most arch support and cushion to ease the pain of metatarsalgia
1. Charen, D. A., Markowitz, J. S., Cheung, Z. B., Matijakovich, D. J., Chan, J. J., & Vulcano, E. (2018). Overview of Metatarsalgia. Orthopedics, 42(1). doi:10.3928/01477447-20181206-06
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