Saturday, October 17, 2015

Metatarsalgia and foot care products

Metatarsalgia and foot care products

Metatarsalgia and foot care products
Metatarsalgia and foot care products



Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia is the general painful condition, which is located in the metatarsal part of the foot. This term is location oriented; the exact location of this pain is in the ball of the foot. In this type of foot disorder the bones and the joints that are at the ball of the feet are affected. The metatarsal head in this condition are affected and one can experience pain. The pain is the result of bearing excessive weight for a long time. The pain in the Metatarsalgia condition may be sharp or may come and go or it may remain constant that is chronic. The pain in the ball of the foot is most commonly caused because of the wrong construction of the shoes in which there is not enough space for the movement of the toes, as a result the ball of the foot gets crammed in the toe part of the shoes. The other reasons for having metatarsalgia are putting on high heel shoes, which do not provide proper support to the foot, if the patient is a player who is involved in the sports that cause high impact without proper cushioning of the feet then the metatarsalgia can result. As one gets old the thickness of the footpad is also reduced and one can become a sufferer of metatarsalgia.

Treating Metatarsalgia

The first step in treating metatarsalgia is to locate the cause of the pain. If one finds the pain is due to wrong footwear then one has to replace the footwear and by opting for such shoes that has a good toe space or box for the ball of the foot. The replaced footwear should also have a rocker sole under it, which reduces impact.

Using foot care products for Metatarsalgia

Bearing excessive weight for a long time also causes Metatarsalgia. The foot care products can give significant relief to the sufferer by providing and support for the foot and distributing the weight evenly on all parts of the foot. A metatarsal pad is the orthotically designed product that is normally used for relief from metatarsalgia. This metatarsal pad is to be used behind the ball of the foot this way it helps to decrease pressure and the weight is evenly distributed in which there isn’t much weight on the sore area of the foot. The gel metatarsal cushion and the metatarsal bandage also help to relieve the pain and give comfort to the sufferer.