Metatarsalgia is a painful foot condition in the metatarsal region of the foot (the area just before the toes, more commonly referred to as the ball-of-the-foot). This is a common foot disorder that can affect the bones and joints at the ball-of-the-foot. If not offloaded with proper support, long term damage can develop and create bunions, hammer toes, and/or nerve damage (Morton's Neuroma).
Ball-of-foot pain can be dull aching, short shooting, burning, or severe pain. Usually ball of foot pain is a result of too much pressure on this area while standing, walking, or running.
If this pressure is not offloaded with the proper support, calluses, toe deformities, and nerve damage can develop.
Fat Pad Atrophy
This is usually a dull and aching pain in the highlighted area. This can also be a shooting pain that can result in throbbing.
This pain is largely due to too much pressure in the specific area because your weight is not evenly distributed.
An insole designed to redistribute the pressure of your feet is required to relieve your pain.
This pain is directly due to the fact that too much pressure is being put on one spot. Improper fitting support will cause this to happen.
A properly fitted insole will evenly distribute the weight and spread out the pressure.
A met pad is used to provide extra cushion and further disperse the pressure.