What is Metatarsalgia?  How can Insoles for Metatarsalgia Help? 

What is Metatarsalgia? Metatarsalgia is the medical term for pain and inflammation in the ball of the foot. Metatarsalgia arises when the foot is under more stress than usual, whether from improperly fitting footwear or from increased activity, often high impact or strenuous activity like running or jumping. It’s an easy condition to address and will often go away with rest and ice therapy, but it can return if the proper care isn’t taken. Metatarsalgia can be very painful and even prohibit your normal levels of activity, but with treatment and a good insole that offers shock absorption and arch support, you can get rid of metatarsalgia for good.

Finding the Best Insoles for Metatarsalgia

The best thing you can do to combat metatarsalgia is to find the right insoles for your own foot. There are a few things to take into consideration when looking for your ideal insoles. You’ll need to find the right amount of arch support, the type of heel pocket or shape that is right for your foot, the type of cushioning you want (or not), and the metatarsal support (or lack thereof) that is best for you. While these seem like a lot of factors that can be combined in a huge range of products, it really isn’t difficult to find the right insoles for your feet. We recommend trying inserts that have metatarsal support, and you’ll want to consider the level of forefoot shock absorption the insert provides as well. The rest of the factors will fall into place from there. We recommend testing your insoles with casual/everyday use before wearing them during high-impact activity, so that you can get a good read on what’s working and what isn’t before testing at high impact and risking some serious discomfort. At Insoles and Beyond, we offer a wide range of shoe inserts for metatarsalgia, and we’ve featured a few of our favorites on this page. If you have any questions about these or any other insoles, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help!