February 19, 2015


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Benefits of Metatarsal Arch Support

In an effort to lead an active, healthy lifestyle it is not uncommon for people to make changes to their activity level or routine then experience the frustration of a painful setback in the physical progress due to metatarsal pain from inappropriate metatarsal arch support. Most metatarsal problems are developed because of the way the weight is being distributed or the mechanical workings of the foot. These problems cause inflammation and pain. The factors that most often contribute to metatarsal pain are:

  • The way feet are shaped:  High arches and having a second toe longer than the first puts more pressure on the metatarsals.
  • Intense training and activity.
  • Excess Weight
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Shoes that fit poorly
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Stress Fractures

Insoles that provide metatarsal arch support are a great way to treat and prevent metatarsal inflammation and pain.  

Benefits of insoles/orthotics with metatarsal arch support:

  • Reduce pressure on the balls of the feet.
  • Assist in pronation control.
  • Reduce toe pressure.

Our favorite picks for metatarsal arch support:

New Balance 3810

New Balance 3030

Birkenstock BirkoSport