Pain in the forefoot at the metatarsal heads

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

See: Plantar orthoses

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.

Solutions for the treatment of metatarsalgia

When your doctor refers you to an orthotist, he will suggest different solutions for the diagnosis. As a result of the biomechanical examination, your orthotist will be able to suggest different approaches to treat your metatarsalgia. The first thing to include in the equation is the use of proper footwear. Indeed, unsuitable shoes alone can cause a lot of damage. The plantar orthosis is also an effective solution to treat metatarsalgia. Retro-capital support will be included in the orthosis to reduce pressure under the foot. In more serious cases, complete immobilization of the foot by a walking boot may be prescribed by your doctor.

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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