A metatarsal pad were created to make your feet feel better. Specifically, a metatarsal pad, or met pad for short, is used and recommended by podiatrists for those suffering from Morton's neuroma, sesamoiditis, and arthritis of the foot. It's also a great product for those who are wearing high heels a lot more than they should and feel pain and burning in the ball of their foot. Metatarsal pads are typically made using rubber, felt, or foam.
Each year in early Spring and Fall, we typically receive an onslaught of customer inquiries about the best children's insoles for sports activities. Soccer, Baseball, Track, Football, Basketball and Hockey often generate the most buzz. Whether your kid's feet need extra cushion and/or orthotic arch support, there are a plethora of options for foot pain and various foot-care conditions.
Our children's feet endure a lot of stress and strain in everyday life, add the abuse of athletic sports, and problems become quite common. With kids ages 8 to 18, arch pain , heel pain, Sever's disease, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and even turf toe, are the most common ailments. Most of the time, a good cushioned insole or orthotic arch support can both aid in preventing and treating common foot-care conditions and pain.
We carry a line of popular children's cushion insoles that are specially made to fit children's athletic, casual, and dress shoes. The line up of KidZerts Childrens Comfort Insoles consist of heel cups, 3/4 length insoles, and full-length insoles. The KidZerts offer great arch support and are designed for any type of activity and any type of shoe, but are ideal for tight fitting shoes and cleats. For those seeking extra cushion comfort, the Spenco Kids Polysorb Premium Insoles are built with a nice memory foam insole that will absorb the impact of weight and shock. For a good 'in-between' cushion insole that's 3/4 in length, we recommend the Sof Sole Gel Arch Comfort Insoles (in a women's size for kids ages 6 to 11) as they offer excellent heel and arch shock absorption with room to spare in the shoe.
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There are times when the extreme stresses of sports require an orthotic arch support. For our children 7 and under (or a Youth Size 5 and under), we would recommend the Arch Angels, Pedag Bambini, and Birkenstock BirkoBalance. Our most popular orthotic arch support for kids is the Superfeet Blue Premium Insoles as they offer a full-length version that is available in adult sizes for a continuation of consistent support throughout life.
If you still haven't found what you're looking for, we do carry individual kids shoe insert pieces too, including heel cushions, kids heel cups, metatarsal pads, arch cushions, 2-degree heel wedges, and even solid arch support inserts. Please visit our Children's Shoe Insoles page to view all of the products currently available.
Did you know that approximately 20% of all people suffer from high-arched feet? A footprint impression of a neutral-arched foot shows pressure and impact distributed almost evenly across the heel, arch, and ball-of-foot. A footprint of a high-arched foot, by contrast, shows almost all of the pressure and impact in the heel and ball-of-foot (the arch barely shows up at all!) Because more pressure and shock are consistently placed on the heel and ball-of-foot, these areas will often feel sore. High-arched feet may tend to feel stiff and tight, especially throughout the arch. While a foot soak in a hot bath of Epson salts may be a nice short-term solution, a long-term solution is needed to prevent the pain from returning over and over again. Full Story
Do you suffer from heel pain? You're not alone.
Heel pain affects over two million Americans annually. The pain experienced can range from mild discomfort to outright debilitating pain. But did you know that if you have heel pain, you might have a condition called Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis is one of the primary causes of foot pain, and usually manifests in the form of a sharp pain in the foot near the heel. Full Story
Powerstep Pulse Performance Orthotic Insoles were specifically designed for the runner in mind and marketed by Stable Step/ Powerstep to be exclusively sold by specialty running stores and not to be sold (or made available) on line via internet retail sites.
With that said, for a slightly lower price, one can purchase basically the same insole with a slight variation in fabric design and color. We would recommend purchasing the Powerstep Pinnacle Orthotic Insoles or if you seek additional metatarsal padding, consider the Powerstep Pinnacle Plus Orthotic Insoles. Full Story