Metatarsalgia (ball of foot pain)


How it feels

Ball of foot pain is a fitting description.  Every woman who has worn high heels is familiar with metatarsalgia pain.  But, it is not exclusive to women or high heels.  That burning feeling under the ball of your foot, typically right behind the second toe is common.  

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Metatarsalgia pain comes from excessive pressure and friction.  A callus often forms in that region right behind the second toe.  The cause is hyperpronation.  When you hyperpronate, the first metatarsal and big toe are not carrying their load, so most of your body weight at push-off is carried by the second metatarsal.   To make matters worse, the hyperpronating foot also twists inside the shoe aggravating the pain by adding friction.


Metatarsalgia is pain right at the ball of the foot usually behind the second toe.  You  may also have a callus there.

How to eliminate the pain

Instead of trying to cushion the second metatarsal,  off loading it by shifting the weight to the first metatarsal is much more effective.  When the first metatarsal becomes properly weight bearing, your gait will change.  Instead of walking with flared feet, and pushing off with the second metatarsal, (the cause of bunions) your feet will point forward  and the first metatarsal and big toe will carry its full, intended load.  Reducing hyperpronation will also lessen the twisting in the foot so friction will be minimized.  If you wear flats or heel of any height, they will feel more comfortable as if you had a healthier fat pad under you the balls of your feet.





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If you hyperpronate, your arches drop from non-weight bearing (sitting with your feet on the ground) to weight bearing (standing).  When your arches drop, your ankles roll in and your heels lean in (evert) as illustrated in the picture.  Even a small amount of hyperpronation can cause metatarsalgia pain.


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The Solution - Posture Control Insoles®

Posture Control Insoles® do something no other orthotics can do:  Posture Control Insoles® are the only foot orthotics that naturally reduce hyperpronation by using your own muscles. Instead of weakening your feet with arch supports, you build strength through natural motion.

Even if you feel like your ankles are weak or lean out (supinate), chances are that your feet hyperpronate once your heels lift off the ground.  Posture Control Insoles® will naturally restore your foot function and posture by giving your feet - and your brain - a true read of the ground so your muscles can keep your feet and body balanced.  That's why Posture Control Insoles® work for so many different pain symptoms including ball of foot pain.

The insoles are guaranteed to work for you.  Trim and wear them for 90 days.  If they do not relieve your symptoms to your satisfaction, you may return them for a full refund including shipping and handling charges.  You can also call us - We'll be glad to help you troubleshoot. 


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Getting Started

The ordering process is simple.  Two quick evaluations will tell you exactly what Posture Control Insoles® to buy. 

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