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Ball of Foot Pain

What is Ball of Foot Pain?

Ball of Foot Pain is the term used to describe conditions such as Metatarsalgia and Morton's Neuroma.

Metatarsalgia is a painful foot condition in the 'metatarsal' region of the foot - the ball of the foot. Metatarsalgia is a especially common with high heel wearers, causing a burning sensation in the ball of the foot often combined with excess callus forming. Sometimes a tingling sensation is felt between the toes (Morton's Neuroma). Ball of foot pain (Metatarsalgia) occurs when the metatarsals (forefoot bones) drop and the surrounding ligaments weaken. The entire forefoot structure collapses, in turn leading to excess pressure and friction under the ball of the foot.

What causes Ball of Foot Pain?

With this common foot condition, one or more of the metatarsal heads become painful and/or inflamed, usually due to excessive pressure over a long period of time. It is common to experience acute, recurrent, or chronic pain with metatarsalgia. Ball of foot pain is often caused by wearing tight fitting, high heeled fashion footwear. Footwear with a narrow toe area squeezes the bones and ligaments in the forefoot.At the same time more weight is concentrated in the forefoot, causing excessive pressure in the ball of foot area.

Treatment and prevention of Ball of Foot Pain

Successful treatment involves reducing the forces placed in the forefoot area. Unloading pressure in the ball of the foot can be accomplished by wearing a simple orthotic footbed with a in-built metatarsal support which prevents the metatarsal bones from dropping, relieving forefoot pressure and friction.

This information is for guidance only. If you are in doubt at all, please consult your nearest health professional.

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Podopro Forefoot Relief Pad Covered

Anti-microbial top cover absorbs odour & prevents bacterial growth. One Size. Priced per pair. Cushions the balls of the foot to help prevent aches and pains. Covered - designed with shock absorbing pattern which acts as non slip.

£4.95

Podopro Sandal Sole

One Size - Priced per pair. UP to size 7 UK women's. Can trim. Adds a layer of cushion and improves comfort of sandals and open toe footwear • Low profile design, washable and reusable

£10.99

Podopro Forefoot Relief Pad

Ultra Thin - One Size - Priced per pair • Use – cushions the balls of the foot to help prevent aches and pains • Designed with a shock absorbing pattern which holds the product in place • Recommended for high heels, sandals or boots

£6.39

Podopro Ball of Foot Cushion Gel Shoe Insole

Ultra Thin - One Size. Priced per pair. • Cushions and protects ball of foot area. Helps prevent the burning sensation in ball of foot • Self-Adhesive: Stays firmly in place • Washable and Reusable

£5.79

Podopro 3/4 Length Comfort Gel Shoe Insole

One Size. Priced per pair. Ultra Thin. Absorbs pressure & provide comfort to the foot.Helps prevent burning sensation under the foot. • Extra cushioning variant gives additional padding at ball of foot and heel • Self-Adhesive: Stays firmly in place. Length: 21.3cm

£12.79

Epitact Plantar & Joint Pains - Systemic Insoles

Limit the cause of joint and heel pain by inserting a shock-absorbing material between the foot and the ground. The Fore-sole of the Epitact Systemic Insole is made from Epithelium 26 which is a silicone gel whose mechanical properties are close to those of the natural planter padding. The gel relieves and prevents plantar pain. INDICATIONS: Pressure on the ball of the foot. Pain on the ball of the foot, calluses, etc. Joint pain. The shock absorbing hind sole reduces effort exerted on the spine column when walking.

£32.00

Podopro Gel for Ball Of Foot Pain

Silicone gel pads for Plantar area. The Gel Metatarsal Pad is a soft, silicone gel cushion that helps to reduce pressure on the forefoot while providing maximum comfort. The reinforced toe loop helps to ensure proper fit. This product is washable and reusable. Sold as a pair.

£6.50

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Healthy Step 9-to-5 Insoles

The 9-to-5 insoles unique slim profile ensures an easy fit into everyday shoes to reduce foot fatigue and help prevent those day-to-day aches and pains we all feel. The 9-5 Insole is both discreet and comfortable, cradling the foot helping to relieve and rest tired feet. You will also notice the black shock dot in the heel area to help reduce heel strike impact.

£21.95

RRP £28.95

Poron Insoles- Cut to size

Poron Performance Urethane insoles offer exceptional energy absorption, helping to protect the ankles, knees and hips as well as the feet themselves. Also with dimensional stability and breathability while containing antibacterial ingredients to keep your feet smelling fresh.

£5.99

13% Off

Podopro Full Length Gel Insole

Dual density silicone gel insole absorbs shock under high pressure areas while supporting the rest of the foot and relieves heel, arch and forefoot pain.

£13.95

RRP £15.95

Silipos Metatarsal Universal Gel Strap

An anatomically shaped pad of soft polymer gel moulded on an elastic sleeve that fits comfortably over the forefoot to help relieve ball of foot pain.

£19.95

Podopro Universal Gel Strap

An anatomically shaped pad of soft polymer gel moulded on an elastic sleeve that fits comfortably over the forefoot to help relieve ball of foot pain. Sold in pairs, gel covered or uncovered.

£12.95

Silipos WonderSole Full Length Insoles

Helps relieve symptoms related to metatarsalgia, plantar fasciitis, fat pad atrophy, and arthritis. A full length insole anatomically designed to provide support to the metatarsals, arch and heel. Designed to reduce shock and vibration while providing even pressure distribution to the entire foot. The softer density coloured silicone gel areas provide additional cushioning to sensitive areas.

£19.95

Silipos Gel Metatarsal Pad

Absorbs shock, impact and provides even distribution of pressure in the forefoot area. Anatomically designed for comfort and support for the ball of the foot and helps reduce the burning sensation in the metatarsal heads. Ideal for conditions such as fat pad atrophy, metatarsalgia and Morton's Neuroma.

£14.95

Silipos Gel Metatarsal Pad with Toe Spreader

Anatomically designed for comfort and protection of the ball of the foot. Helps reduce pain and burning sensations under the metatarsal heads. Ideal for fat pad atrophy, metatarsalgia and Morton's Neuroma.

£12.95

Podopro Flatfoot Wedge

Podopro Flatfoot Wedge is best used in high heels, trainers, smart shoes and other types of designer shoes that lack arch support but do not accommodate orthotics. Designed to be discrete inside tight fitting shoes and provides just enough support to balance the foot and cushion the arch. Its wedge shape supports weakened and fallen arches while correcting and stabilizing your foot’s natural shape. Comes in a pair.

£9.50

Podopro Foot Support Lightweight

Leather covered lightweight acrylic support with built-in heel cushion and metatarsal pad. Designed to relax muscles, ligaments and tendons and provide relief from fallen arches and splay foot problems. In category Arch supports.

£14.95

Podopro Foot Support Heavy Duty

Leather covered heavy duty support in lightweight Durasoft acrylic with built-in heel cushion, valgus support and metatarsal pad. Designed to relax muscles, ligaments and tendons and provide relief from fallen arches and splay foot problems.

£14.95

Pedag VIVA MINI Ultra-Thin Foot Support

A 3/4 length Insole with ultra-thin leather comfort footbed. Orthotic Arch Support for the foot arch which helps prevent over-pronation. RECOMMENDED for prevention and relief from Plantar Fasciitis and Metatarsalgia.

£12.40

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Pedag VIVA Foot Support

Leather comfort footbed with arch support, metatarsal pad, extra soft heel cushion and active carbon filter for optimal hygiene.

£17.82

RRP £25.45

Pedag GIRL Ball of Foot Cushion

Pedag skid-proof ball of foot cushion. When wearing socks or tights with high heel shoes the foot can slip around in the shoe. Pedag girl Provides perfect support in high-heel shoes and sandals and prevents the foot from sliding forward.

£9.95

30% Off

Pedag T-FORM Metatarsal Pad

T-Form corrects the latitudinal arch and relieves it. Soft metatarsal pad relieves splayfoot problems or ball of foot pain. Metatarsal pad is ideal for people with flat feet.

£6.90

RRP £9.85

30% Off

Pedag STEP Flatfoot Wedge

The flatfoot wedge gives relief from fallen arches.

£9.28

RRP £13.25

30% Off

Pedag GALANT Half Insole

Soft half insole with metatarsal pad. A remedy against splayfoot problems.

£9.77

RRP £13.95

Orthosole Full Max Cushion Insoles

OrthoSole insoles provide the perfect fit, just for you. The removable support pads gives you six different combinations to let you completely customize your insole to match your body, foot and lifestyle. That means more comfort and stability for a body that feels and performs better in everything you do.

£39.95

Epitact Plantar Protector

Alleviates plantar pains caused by pressure under the ball of the foot and calluses.

£29.95

Epitact Anti-Blister Patch

Helps prevent blisters and skin irritation from forming due to skin friction.

£8.09

Epitact Bunion & Plantar Protector

A gel sleeve providing protection and comfort for the ball of the foot and bunion area.

£33.98

Epitact Hammer toe Protector

To protect and to alleviate pain due to friction and over pressure on top of the toes (corns, hammer, claw toes..)

£22.95

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