Pain in the Ball of the Foot
CAUSES OF BALL OF FOOT PAIN (METARARSALGIA)
Although ball of foot pain can occur in men, it is most common in women. Inflammation and ball of foot pain (Metatarsalgia) is a symptom of other conditions – often overuse injuries from high-impact sports or problems from poorly fitting shoes or high heels. When wearing heeled shoes, the pressure on the forefoot greatly increases with the height of the heel.
HOW ORTHAHEEL® TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP RELIEVE BALL OF FOOT PAIN
Orthotics can align the central three metatarsal shafts to correctly maintain the metatarsal bone position. Balancing the weight over the five metatarsal bones helps reduce impact and friction, a common cause of the callus and burning pain in feet.
Orthaheel® Technology not only realigns the foot to reduce pronation, but its wedge collection features a metatarsal dome in the forefoot for added comfort. This feature plus tried and true Orthaheel® Technology provides greater contact under foot for more even distribution of weight, offering stability, relief and support for longer hours of wearability in comfort than regular heeled shoes.