Metatarsalgia is the inflammation of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th metatarsal heads, which are the rounded ends of the bones that connect with the bones, or the first metatarsal head near the big toe. Pain is experienced on the balls of the feet, known as the metatarsal region.
Pain is caused when extensive, intense pressure inflames the metatarsal heads. Extreme activity, like power walking or running, or other foot problems such as hammer toes, bunions, Morton’s neuronal and thinning of the fat pads at the balls of the feet can cause such pain. Other causes such as high arches, excess weight, stress fractures, or excessive standing or walking can contribute to metatarsalgia.
How will the insoles help?
The fluid in the insole cuts the friction forces and absorbs the shock and pressure to the feet, while allowing the joints to lie properly. This alleviates the pain and reduces the inflammation to the metatarsal heads.