What's the best way to use a metatarsal pad?
We get a lot of questions from our customers regarding proper placement of metatarsal pads. Regardless of the type of metatarsal pad (foam, felt, gel), the concept of placing the metatarsal pad is the same. We prefer our customers to place the pad on the underside of the insole of the shoe. But if you cannot take the innersole out of the shoe, placement can also be made on top of the innersole or even directly on the foot. The main point though is the location of the placement. The location is always just proximal to the weight-bearing surface of the ball-of-the-foot. Be sure to watch this video for a quick lesson in proper placement of metatarsal pads.
Thalia Oster, JD
Founder and COE (Chief of Everything)