Metatarsalgia causes the ball of the foot to be inflamed and experience pain. One of the main causes of metatarsalgia is the reduction of the forefoot’s natural fat pad. This reduction in protection leaves the foot vulnerable to different types of injuries.

The best way to deal with metatarsalgia is by using proper footwear and a condition specific orthotic. One main feature to look for while shopping for shoes is a toe rocker forefoot which will distribute pressure through out the foot. It is important to absolutely avoid shoes that are too light or flexible as they increase the load on the problem area.

A condition specific orthotic from SLO Motion Shoes will specifically target your area of discomfort by further reducing the pressure by the metatarsal heads. 

Metatarsalgia: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Condition Specific Orthotic: Metatarsalgia