Morton’s Toe – Symptoms and Treatment
Morton's Toe is defined as second toe is longer than your big toe. This condition may seem inconsequential but it can put extreme pressure at the back of the second toe on the the ball of the foot area. Metatarsalgia can develop from Morton's Toe as undue pressure can result in extreme pain. Additionally, foot calluses can form under the second metatarsal. Full Story
The #1 Mistake with Metatarsal Pad Placement
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. Full Story
Kids Insoles for Sports: Extra Cushion and Support in Athletics
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. Full Story
High Arch Insoles – Seeking the Best Arch Support for Your High Arches
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
Where to Buy Powerstep Pulse Performance Orthotic Insoles
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