This is a painful disorder in the forefoot and our orthotists are doing their best to relieve the pain caused by it.

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What is Metatarsalgia?

The term metatarsalgia refers to all pains in the forefoot. They can be caused by many factors. One of the best known remains nevertheless Morton's neuroma. Runners can develop metatarsalgia because of stress fractures. Micro-fractures will appear as a result of repeated impacts. Metatarsalgia may also occur due to gradual caving in of the transverse arch. Age and wearing bad shoes are often the cause of support metatarsalgia. This diagnosis can be confirmed when a callus on the forefoot is present.

Treatment solutions for metatarsalgia

To treat metatarsalgia, several measures can be taken, such as wearing orthopedic shoes, using a walking boot, applying foot orthoses, modifying footwear, resting the foot and applying ice. When pain persists, it is advisable to consult a doctor or podiatrist for a precise diagnosis and appropriate treatment recommendations. Preventive measures can also be taken to avoid recurrence of metatarsalgia, such as the use of comfortable, well-fitting shoes, regular exercise to strengthen foot muscles and the use of custom-made foot orthotics to correct biomechanical imbalances. Our foot orthotists are here to help you find relief. Following a biomechanical examination, they will be able to suggest different treatment solutions to relieve your metatarsalgia. In addition to wearing appropriate footwear, the use of plantar orthoses is also an effective solution. These orthoses include a retro-capital support to relieve pressure under the foot. In more severe cases, your doctor may prescribe complete immobilization with a walking boot.

Feet morphology of in constant evolution

During a lifetime, feet suffer from constantly bearing weight, injuries and traumas of all kinds. Fortunately, they are well built. Despite that, changes in their morphology will occur little by little. Their width will increase, the toes will deform and the pads will become thinner. All of these factors contribute to pain in your forefoot.

The best orthotic

When it comes to designing foot orthotics for treating metatarsalgia, it is important to consider several factors. Your orthotist will have to find the perfect compromise between comfort and available space in your shoe, and the effectiveness of the orthosis. That’s why your orthotist will ask you a lot of questions to find the best compromise.

How to cure metatarsalgia?

Orthopedic shoe

Walking boot

Plantar orthosis

Modification of the boot

Foot Rest

Apply ice on the foot

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