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We offer custom insoles for Metatarsalgia at Flawless Physio but in some instances, regular off-the-shelf Metatarsalgia Insoles are sufficient to alleviate your pain. Flawless Physio is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

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These Metatarsalgia insoles have a well-placed metatarsal pad which is excellent for lifting the metatarsal heads and reducing pain levels. The Insoles are well structured with a layer of cushioning and semi-rigid medial arch support.

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Do you feel a sharp or intense pain in your in the ball of your foot? Does it get worse when you walk barefoot, walk for long periods of time or wear heeled shoes? Metatasalgia could be the problem and our metatarsalgia insoles could be a potential solution. For those struggling with this condition, it’s important to find a treatment solution that helps.

There are some home remedies that you can try which we will discuss but when they don’t help, metatarsalgia insoles can. There are other conditions that can affect the forefoot such as Morton’s neuroma, hammer toes, and non-specific ball of foot pain. In this article, we will take a closer look at different treatment options and see exactly metatarsalgia insoles have to offer for your foot health.

Metatarsalgia insoles: What Is Metatarsalgia?

Metatarsalgia is a common pathology that affects the ball of your foot. Any repetitive irritation such a jumping, skipping, running, or walking can place stress on the metatarsals. This can irritate the joints in the ball of the foot, leading to inflammation and pain. It is frequently seen in people with a high arch or flat feet.

Research shows that metatarsalgia is one of the most common causes of pain in the forefoot. Metatarsalgia is most often a result of issues with your biomechanics, ankle and foot deformity, or abnormal foot anatomy.

The majority with metatarsalgia experience a dull pain in the ball of their foot. This can progress into sharp, intense pain as the condition deteriorates. Metatarsalgia can be aggravated by wearing high heels or insufficiently supported footwear while cushioned trainers can provide relief.

Other causes of forefoot pain can be a Mortons neuroma, vascular or neurological conditions. Therefore, it is important to see a specialist to establish the correct diagnosis.


Metatarsalgia insoles and other treatment options?

Metatarsalgia treatment will vary based on the severity of your symptoms. A conservative approach in the first instance is recommended, before relying on invasive treatments. To let the joint heal and relieve some of the pain, you might want to try some home remedies. Like an ice massage, change in footwear, or anti-inflammatory medicine.

Ice massage can provide immediate relief as the metatarsophalangeal joints are superficial and ice can provide an immediate pain-relieving effect. A change in footwear, to shoes with a cushioned sole may provide some pain relief.

Over-the-counter medication such as ibuprofen can ease swelling and pain. It is best to speak to your GP before taking these. When these home remedies don’t resolve the issues then seeking help from a medical professional is recommended. Treatment options may include a biomechanical assessment, metatarsalgia insoles, steroid injections, or surgery.

Metatarsalgia Insoles

Metatarsalgia insoles can be extremely beneficial for reducing your symptoms but also improving your biomechanics which can be the cause of your pain. Following a biomechanical assessment, your therapist can create a custom insole that is fitted to your feet. The purpose of these is normally to offload the painful site and improve how you move. Our insoles can fit in a work boot, act as sports insoles, shoe insoles and they can be full length, half, or 3/4 length to accommodate any shoe size.

Steroid Injections

Metatarsalgia pain can benefit from a steroid injection. Injecting the metatarsophalangeal joints with an anti-inflammatory steroid can ease the pain.


Depending on the severity of your metatarsalgia there are a number of surgeries that may help. These include a toe fusion, osteotomies, or bunionectomy.

How Do Metatasalgia Insoles Help?

Metatarsalgia pain is most often a result of a biomechanical issue that causes the symptoms of metatarsalgia. By altering where force is applied throughout the foot when walking, metatarsalgia insoles can provide significant improvements in pain levels and function. Metatarsalgia orthotics can be shock absorbing with additional cushion while a plantar bar or a metatarsal dome, may be used to directly offload the painful metatarsal bones.

Metatarsalgia insoles are designed to absorb some of the force when wearing shoes, like high heels. The sooner you start treating the symptoms, the easier it is to curb the pain. But, if you leave Metasalgia symptoms unmanaged, it could get worse with time and develop into chronic pain.


●     How effective are Metatarsalgia Insoles?

Multiple studies, evaluated the effectiveness of custom insoles in people with Metataralgia. Trials have indicated that custom insoles reduce pressure on the metatarsophalangeal joints and therefore reduce pain levels and increase functional ability.

●     Is walking barefoot good for Metatarsalgia?

Walking barefoot with Metataralgia isn’t recommended for any considerable distance. The lack of cushioning and metatarsal support that you normally receive from a trainer can lead to further irritation of your symptoms,

●     Is a metatarsal pad good for Metataralgia insoles?

Metatarsal pads can be extremely beneficial especially when added to an orthotic insole. They are meant to spread the metatarsals that run across the ball of the feet.

Final Thoughts

Most of us have pain in our feet at some point in our lives. But, if your foot pain becomes debilitating and has a profound impact on your day-to-day life, then it might mean you are suffering from Metataralgia.

Various treatment options are at your disposal. Metataralgia insoles are one of them. They can ease the pressure and relieve some of the discomforts. To choose the right treatment for your foot complication, contact a professional first.

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