WHAT CAUSES METATARSALGIA?
The most frequent cause of metatarsalgia is participating in sports activities that put pressure on the metatarsal bones at the front of your foot. These activities often lead to overuse of the area.
Running, for example, involves putting constant force on the ball of your foot. The abnormal stress on your foot can increase inflammation in the metatarsal area. It can also irritate the tendons, ligaments, and cartilage around the bone.
Other causes include:
1. Wrong size of shoes
2. Frequent use of high heels
3. Foot Abnormalities
4. Overweight which cause more pressure on the feet
Metatarsalgia is a painful sensation caused by inflammation in the ball of your foot. The pain usually exists in the area between your toes and your arch. Metatarsalgia is named for the five metatarsal bones in the midsection of your feet that connect to your toes.
It commonly occurs from overuse injuries in sports that involve running and jumping. It can also result from shoes that don’t fit, foot abnormalities, or arthritis and other diseases.
Fortunately, at-home treatments, such as ice and rest, often relieve symptoms. Wearing proper footwear with shock-absorbing insoles or arch supports might prevent or minimize future problems with metatarsalgia.
How Pedors Can Help you
Pedors Shoes Orthotics Are Perfect Solution for Metatarsalgia
The met pad of the Pedors Shoes Orthotic inserts sits slightly behind the metatarsal heads which relieves pressure and therefore pain. Meanwhile, gel inserts seek to cushion this area, which may offer some relief for a short period of time, but can mask the underlying problem and may make the issue worse over time.
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The seamless stretchable forefoot of the Pedors Classics and Pedors Classic Max are perfect for managing your swollen feet. The Pedors 3P Inserts are designed to even out pressure on the plantar surface of the foot which helps to reduce hot spots and pressure points.
Find the Right Shoe Size
When buying orthopedic shoes for your loved one, choosing the right size can be a challenge. Always remember that the best way to go when looking for accommodative footwear for swollen feet is to go wider and not longer. For more tips in buying a pair of orthopedic shoes, click the link below.
Orthopedic Shoes for Swollen Feet
Pedors specializes in shoes for swollen feet, sore feet, edema, lymphedema, corns, bunions, hammertoes, overlapping toes, diabetes, arthritis and more. We have orthotics & inserts for arch support, plantar fasciitis, heel pain, metatarsalgia, ball of foot pain, alignment and stability.
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Pedors is A Trusted Brand of Orthopedic Shoes
For more than 20 years, Pedors Shoes has been known as the “go-to” shoe company for forefoot deformities such as bunions, corns, hammertoes, arthritis and diabetes. The proprietary upper material used, called Pedoprene™, allows the forefoot of the shoe to stretch and mold to accommodate deformities and also gives some compression to help reduce edema.
How to Measure Your Feet When Buying Orthopedic Shoes
Here at Pedors, our goal is to provide patients with the right footwear that they need for swollen feet edema and lymphedema. When measuring for your shoes, always remember that accurate measurement of the width is key. For more information, read here:
When Measuring For Shoes, Length and Girth Matter. Width is the Key
Here at Pedors, our goal is to provide patients with the right footwear that they need for Metatarsalgia. When measuring for your shoes, always remember that accurate measurement of the width is key. For more information, read here:
Comfortable Shoes that are Perfect for Metatarsalgia
Pedors offers a wide selection of mens orthopedic shoes that are perfect for swollen foot conditions, especially if you have ball of foot pain. For more information or to order a pair, click this link.