Why might you need to consider metatarsal support? For any of these reasons:
-You have Morton’s Neuroma.
-You have been diagnosed with Sesamoiditis.
-Your doctor called your condition Metatarsalgia.
-You have pain in your forefoot when you are standing during the day.
-You have loved wearing high heels for far too long and the ball of your foot is excruciating.
What does “metatarsal support” mean? It means that you provide some type of insole or orthotic that is capable of supporting and changing back the ball of your foot to its normal, healthy structure. When the ball of your foot is altered, it cannot maintain its natural arch. By wearing this metatarsal support device, you are able to restore function of your foot during the day.
Whenever you put too much pressure on the ball of your feet, the nerves in between the toes can become inflamed resulting in some serious foot pain. However, this type of foot pain can be avoided. Here 6 ways to provide metatarsal support and prevent pain:
1. Stop wearing extreme high-heels. They are damaging your feet.
2. Stop wearing shoes that are too narrow.
3. Make sure that your shoes fit properly. If they don’t, get rid of them.
4. Reduce the number of times you get cortisone injections in your feet. These medications deplete the fat from the fat pads in your feet, exposing the nerves without adequate protection.
5. Make sure your athletic shoes are supportive enough.
6. Do your shoes have adequate arch support? If not, purchase some orthotics and insoles for this purpose.