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5/16 Felt Metarsal Pad

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People suffering from metatarsalgia which derives its name from the term metatarsals, or long bones of the foot suffer from intense ball-of-foot pain, and could benefit from the use of a metatarsal pad. The metatarsal bones equally share the weight of a person during walking and daily activities. When this delicate balance between bones is disrupted, the result can be mild to intense ball-of-foot pain. The term metatarsalgia refers to the number of problems people can experience in this area, including general ball-of-foot pain, and using a metatarsal pad is one way to find relief. Understand the Causes of Ball-of-Foot Pain, Then Decide if You Need a Metatarsal Pad. The causes of ball-of-foot pain can be attributed to a number of factors, from bone abnormalities to systemic conditions such as diabetes. The most common cause of ball-of-foot pain is an imbalance in the long bones of the foot. These bones absorb the weight during walking, and if one of the bones is abnormally long or fractured from stress, it will create dysfunction among all bones, causing intense ball-of-foot pain. Other factors that can contribute to ball-of-foot pain include the following: An enlarged metatarsal head can lead to ball-of-foot pain. If you have this condition, you may want to wear a metatarsal pad to help relieve your pain. Arthritis or any degenerative disease of the joints may contribute to ball-of-foot pain. If you have this condition, you may want to wear a metatarsal pad to help ease your pain. Systemic conditions such as diabetes, which can cause nerve-type pain in the foot, can cause ball-of-foot pain. If you have this condition, you may want to wear a metatarsal pad to help relieve your pain. Calluses or skin lesions that cause the weight on the foot to be unevenly distributed can bring about ball-of-foot pain. If you have this condition, you may want to wear a metatarsal pad to help ease your pain. Aging, which tends to thin out or shift the fatty tissue of the foot pad, may produce ball-of-foot pain. You way want to think about using a metatarsal pad to help relieve your pain. Sports that place tremendous pounding on the ball of the foot, like jogging, can lead to ball-of-foot pain. If you regularly engage in these types of activities, you may want to wear a metatarsal pad to help ease your pain. Ill-fitting shoes that put pressure on the bones of the feet may contribute to ball-of-foot pain. You may want to think about adding a metatarsal pad to your shoes to help alleviate your pain. Shoes with small toe boxes that cramp your toes can lead to ball-of-foot pain. You should probably think about buying shoes that better fit your fit, and using a metatarsal pad to help ease any ball-of-foot pain. Recognizing the Symptoms of Ball-of-Foot Pain May Entice You to Use a Metatarsal Pad. As explained above, the universal symptom of ball-of-foot pain is pain in the ball of the foot. Ball-of-foot pain is most pronounced when walking or engaging in sports. Since the foot supports the body in all its activities, chronic ball-of-foot pain impacts the ability to perform ordinary tasks. Additional symptoms of ball-of-foot pain include: If you notice discomfort when wearing socks or shoes, you could have ball-of-foot pain and need a metatarsal pad. If you experience pain when participating in activities where impact is applied to the foot, such as running, you may want to wear a metatarsal pad to help ease your pain. Orthotics, Metatarsal Pad Can Help Treat Ball-of-Foot Pain. Treating ball-of-foot pain depends on the cause, but here are a few suggestions to help alleviate the discomfort associated with ball-of-foot pain: Use shoe insoles or inserts to help spread your weight more equally across the entire bottom of the foot. Shoes and insoles also provide stability to prevent the abnormal collapsing of the arch, thus helping to relieve ball-of-foot pain. Add a metatarsal pad to your shoes to help spread the weight and therefore ease ball-of-foot pain.


Benefits and Features

  • absorb shock and reduce pressure so you can walk more comfortably
  • These padded ball-of-foot cushions help prevent foot calluses, which can be painful as they grow
  • Helps relieve forefoot and intense ball-of-foot pain so your free are more comfortable throughout the day

Product Information Details

Weight:  1.0000
Asin code:  B003WYZXGW
Product ID:  20429
Item ID:  121353
MPN:  8184M
UPC:  885535216467
Shipping Weight:  1
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5/16 Felt Metarsal Pad

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