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There are many reasons why someone can have pain in the ball of the foot.Walking in high heels is one of the most notorious ways to induce ball of foot pain. High heels alter the body’s posture during walking, resulting in more pressure per square inch on the balls of the feet. This is why women often complain about foot pain. Men can get pain in the ball of the feet, too. Men often suffer from ball of feet pain from wearing broken down shoes which later leads to Morton's Neuroma. Morton's Neuroma is the compression of the small nerves on the ball of foot area during daily activities such as walking and running.
Now what can you do about it?The first thing to do is to relieve the ball of foot area by reducing the amount of pressure applied to the area. The best way to do that is with metatarsal inserts. Metatarsal inserts are orthopedic devices that go inside your shoes. The word metatarsal refers to the long bones of the feet just before the toes. Metatarsal inserts relieve the pressure on the metatarsals. Excessive pressure can cause inflammation area of the metatarsals leading to pressure on the nerves between the toes. There are several ways to treat ball-of-foot pain with metatarsal inserts. Fortunately we have you covered! We offer cushioned pads, full length insoles with a built in metatarsal pad, and gel inserts.
Here are few of our top rated suggestions:
- PowerStep Pinnacle Plus Orthotic Insoles w/Met.Pad -$34.16 The Powerstep Pinnacle PLUS offers metatarsal cushioning and a contoured stabilizing heel cradle. The double layer cushioning with Shock absorbing EVA/VCT for enhanced comfort plus a raised Metatarsal Pad. The top of the insole is covered with a friction reducing anti-microbial top fabric. The built in metatarsal pad ensure that the ball of foot area Ideal for Athletic, Dress, & Casual Shoe -not to mention boots too.
- Pedag De luxe Metatarsal Insoles -$16.89 The PedagDe Luxe Insole is designed to support the Metatarsal Arch to prevent and alleviate pain in both Men & Women. This particular insole prevents and alleviates pain caused by flattened Metatarsal arch. The thin leather 3/4 insole offers you sturdy support for the longitudinal arch and the latitudinal arch.Helping the arches regain their anatomically correct position. This item is also accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association.
- Soft Sole Airr Performance Insoles -$21.99 The Sof Sole Airr Performance Insole features a revolutionary air chamber technology in the heel and arch to provide exceptional comfort while increasing shock absorption. The CoolMax® technology absorbs moisture and provides breathability for all day comfort.
- Spenco Gel Ball of Foot Cushions -$6.99 Spenco® Gel Ball of Foot Cushions have an anatomical cushioning system to give activated energy to the foot to provide cool gel cushioning from start to finish. This little ball of relief allows you to target a specific area and comes with a one year unconditional guarantee.
Knock Knock. It's Foot Pain.Dressing up for a special occasion can be one of the most uncomfortable things you face, all because of your shoes. Let’s face it, dress shoes are not very comfortable. The idea behind dress shoes is that you only wear them for a short period of time. Shoe designers do not expect you to wear the shoes for hours at a time, or spend hours on your feet. Unfortunately, you might find yourself in this position, depending on the occasion. Dress shoe insoles are a great way to make your feet more comfortable during those special events.
Men’s shoes are typically more comfortable than women’s shoes, because the shoe structure for women usually involves a heel or pointed toe. Some men’s shoes do have a slight heel, sloped toe or upper part, that forces the toes together, and can make the shoe very uncomfortable. Dress Shoe Insole offer a more comfortable fit because they keep the foot from slipping and sliding inside the shoe and while cushioning or padding for the foot. These insoles work for all types of women’s dress shoes, including wedges, flats and high heels. Most experts believe that women should only wear high heels for a few hours or less every day.
When it comes to a special occasion, such as a wedding or party, women often might wear these types of shoes for six hours or longer. With most shoes, your arch receives little support, which is what causes the pain or discomfort. Insoles give you a padded surface inside the shoe, which adds support to the arch of the foot. While you might not feel like dancing for hours in your dress shoes, the insoles an certainly make walking and dancing a much more comfortable.