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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

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

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.

£19.50

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

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 3/4

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 3/4

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

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