My foot care blog is a deep resource for so many different topics in foot care. But sometimes I hear from users of the blog that they have a hard time accessing the information they need. In this blog post I've aggregated all of the information related to metatarsal pads found in the blog. I hope this provides a short cut for you to find the information you need to answer your questions. If you do have additional questions, be sure to post a question at the conclusion of this post.
Metatarsal pads - shapes, thickness and differences - which met pad is right for me?
- Which thickness of reusable metatarsal pad is right for me? Thickness of a metatarsal pad matters and changes with the treatment of different foot conditions.
- Metatarsal pads - which one is right for me? This blog post gets right to the heart of met pads and their use.
- Metatarsal pads - to skive or not to skive - met pads come in all shapes and sizes. To skive the edge of a metatarsal pad means to modify or cut down the edge of the pad.
- Metatarsal pads - do I need soft or firm? - Which met pad is best for your foot condition? This post helps explore the density of met pads and how they treat different foot conditions.
- A reusable metatarsal pad - how smart is that? This post explores reusable metatarsal pads in depth.
- Off-loading general purpose forefoot pads - This post compares metatarsal pads to other off-loading forefoot pads.
- Forefoot pads - which one is best for me? A straight forward comparison of metatarsal pads and related forefoot pads.
- Hanging your met pads out on the line to dry - materials matter. Is a felt met pad the best for your needs?
Metatarsal pad placement
- Metatarsal pad instructional videos - a quick and easy reference for proper placement.
- Metatarsal pads - proper placement - Location of the met pad, whether placed directly on the foot or on the insole of the shoe really matters.
What can metatarsal pads be used to treat?
- Metatarsal transfer lesions - causes and treatments - Transfer lesions are a common consequence of metatarsal stress fractures, bunion procedures and metatarsal surgery. This article explains how metatarsal pads are used to treat transfer lesions.
- Morton's neuroma - conservative care - If there's one condition that benefits most from the use of metatarsal pads its going to be Morton's neuroma.
- Treatment of plantar plate tears - although a metatarsal pad won't heal a plantar plate tear or realign a digit affected by a plantar plate tear, use of a metatarsal pad can help ease the pain associated with a plantar plate tear.
- Treating Morton's neuroma - the Jane Russell effect - a simple analogy that explains how metatarsal pads work.
Jeffrey A. Oster, DPM