Metatarsalgia is a common problem that can affect the joints and bones of the metatarsal foot bones. The condition is often limited to the first metatarsal head - the ball of the foot just behind the big toe. Symptoms include aching or pain in the ball of the foot while standing, walking or even at rest.
If you suspect you have metatarsalgia, you should see your podiatrist for a diagnosis as the symptoms could be another type of condition. Properly fit, high quality footwear can provide the support and cushioning which is essential to pain relief. A rocker-type sole to help you roll through the gait cycle can also provide relief.
P.W. Minor shoes have several features that can help provide relief from metatarsalgia including:
- extra cushioning and shock absorption to relieve pain.
- extra depth to accommodate gel inserts or custom footbeds.
- rocker soles for a rolling gait that reduces shocks to the ball of the foot while walking.