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Best Insoles for Ball of Foot Pain

Monday, 6 August 2018  |  Seth

Over the course of a lifetime, around 80% of us will experience some sort of pain or discomfort in our feet. Pain in the "ball of the foot" area is one of the most common complaints people of all ages face. Why is this? As with most foot conditions, there are different causes for ball of foot pain. Some of the most frequent ones include:

Ball of Foot Pain
Ball of foot pain is caused by injured, inflamed or abnormal metatarsal bones

Ball of foot pain, also known as Metatarsalgia can easily be recognised as sharp, aching or burning pain in the ball of your foot – the part of the sole directly behind the toes.

Specially designed shoe insoles are another excellent option that can either speed up your recovery or help you prevent ball of foot pain from occurring, which is why we've come up with this list of Best Insoles for Ball of Foot Pain that can help you save time when looking for the right solution for your problem.

Pedag T Form Metatarsal Supports

Pedag T Form Metatarsal SupportsFull-length insoles are often not necessary when experiencing pain in the ball of your foot. Metatarsal supports are an excellent, inobtrusive alternative capable of targeting pain in a specific area. The Pedag T Form Metatarsal Supports provide specialist metatarsal support, alleviating symptoms of splayfoot and metatarsalgia.

Why We Love Them:

  • T-shaped pads provide a wide angle of targeted support
  • Dual relief for conditions like splayfoot
  • Manufactured from genuine leather with a self-adhesive backing

Pro11 Orthotic Insoles with Metatarsal Pad and Arch Support

Pro11 Orthotic Insoles with Metatarsal Pad and Arch SupportPro11 Orthotic Insoles with Metatarsal Pad and Arch Support are specially designed to target metatarsal pain. Designed with a cushioned heel pad and a long and wide metatarsal pad at the forefoot, they are our number one choice full-length insole for tackling metatarsalgia and pain in the ball of the foot.

Why We Love Them:

  • Targeted impact and shock relief at the metatarsal region
  • Padding and support zones are designed to alleviate symptoms for a range of conditions
  • Full-length design stabilises the entire foot to minimise stress and strain

Superfeet Green Performance Insoles

Superfeet Green Performance InsolesLet's go on with full-length insoles. Superfeet Green Performance Insoles are the world's most popular insoles, and while they're not designed specifically for ball of foot pain, their biomechanical shape offers outstanding support to the entire foot, including metatarsal bones.

Why We Love Them:

  • The worlds most popular shoe insole
  • Suitable for a range of activities, from day-to-day casual use, to intense exercise
  • Shaped to provide ultimate support which is ideal for those suffering from more than one foot condition

Spenco Total Support Gel Insoles

Spenco Total Support Gel InsolesSpenco Total Support Gel Insoles are highly versatile insoles that provide support to the entire foot. They combine advanced metatarsal support with shock-absorbing material to support that cushions the entire foot. They also use Silpure antimicrobial fabric to reduce odour and keep your shoes fresher for longer.

Why We Love Them:

  • Prevent the metatarsal area bearing the brunt of your weight
  • Shock-absorbing material makes every step more comfortable
  • Antimicrobial fabric means they stay fresh no matter what your application or activity

Find the Right Insoles for Ball of Foot Pain

Ball of foot pain is one of the most common foot conditions, which is why there are hundreds of insoles available to help you alleviate the symptoms and recover as quickly as possible. The right choice depends on your personal preference, and while we've tried to include some of our best insoles, it's possible your ideal metatarsal insole is not on this list.

In that case, make sure to explore our full range of Insoles for Ball of Foot Pain or take a look at the array of related products we've listed below!

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