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Blog posts tagged with 'metatarsalgia'

Metatarsal Pads – which one is best for my foot pain?

Metatarsal pad firmness – do I need soft or firm?

Metatarsal pads come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. But the characteristic that may be most important for your needs is the relative firmness of the metatarsal pad. Just like a mattress, metatarsal pads come in soft, medium firm and fir...

Metatarsalgia – what is it and how is it treated?

Fifth metatarsal metatarsalgia – “Why does the outside of my foot hurt?”

Metatarsalgia fifth metatarsalPain specific to the outside, or lateral, aspect of the foot is a common condition called metatarsalgia.The term metatarsalgia is used to describe vague, aching pain specific to the metatarsal bones. Metatarsalgia can descr...

What is metatarsalgia and how is it treated with canting?

Metatarsalgia | Can you or can’t you cant?Metatarsal bones

Metatarsalgia describes pain in the metatarsal bone.  Metatarsalgia can be caused by a number of contributing factors and can
affect any of the 5 metatarsal bones of the foot. Metatarsalgia is most commonly caused by eccentric loading of the forefoot resu...

Toe Spring | What is it and why is it helpful?

What is Toe Spring?Toe Spring

Toe spring is the term used to describe a shoe or foot insert that enables rolling off the forefoot. Let me create the visual – think clog, men’s wing tip shoes or MBT Shoes. Each of these are examples of what is also called a forefoot rocker (aka toe spring.)

Toe Spring – is t...

Metatarsal Pads | Which one is right for me?

Metatarsal pads - which one is right for me? This article explores the different types of metatarsal pads and their indications and uses for forefoot pain, metatarsalgia, forefoot capsulitis and forefoot bursitis.