Best Insoles for Ball of Foot Pain

Monday, 6 August 2018

During the course of our lifetime, over 80% of us will experience some sort of pain or discomfort in our feet, and ball of foot pain is one of the most common problems people of all ages frequently need to face. As with most foot conditions, there are different causes for ball of foot pain, but some of the most frequent ones include:

  • Having a high arch or a second toe longer than the big toe
  • Intense and frequent physical activity
  • Wearing high heels or shoes that are too small
  • Hammer toe and bunions
  • Being overweight
  • Stress fractures

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, affects the front part of your foot, and 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. Metatarsalgia can easily be prevented or treated by wearing comfortable shoes, exercising, and resting your feet whenever you can. 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 you are experiencing pain only in the ball of your foot, and metatarsal supports are an excellent alternative. The Pedag T Form Metatarsal Supports provide targeted metatarsal support, alleviating symptoms of splayfoot. They are made with genuine leather for supreme comfort, while their self-adhesive backing makes them easy to use with any shoes. 

Key Features: T-shaped pads; relieve symptoms of splayfoot; made with genuine leather; self-adhesive design backing


Pedag Feel Good Gel Cushions

Pedag Feel Good Gel CushionsIf you're flirting with the idea of ditching full-length insoles, Pedag Feel Good Gel Cushions are another great alternative worth considering. These highly discreet gel pads have been designed specifically for stressed forefeet and relieve pain from the metatarsus and transverse arch. They feature additional lateral padded wings that protect and cushion the delicate joints of the toe.

Key Features: Anatomically designed for stressed forefeet; padded wings cushion the toes; ideal for high heels; reusable and washable


Pedag Comfort Metatarsal Supports

Pedag Comfort Metatarsal SupportsBefore we continue with full-length insoles, we need to mention these Pedag Comfort Metatarsal Supports in 3/4 size that are designed to offer relief to severe symptoms of splayfoot. They are made from genuine leather for superior comfort and durability, and support your metatarsus by holding the bones in the anatomically correct position. An additional soft heel pad cushion absorbs the impact of shocks to the heels, while alleviating symptoms of other heel and joint issues.

Key Features: 3/4 size metatarsal support; suitable for severe symptoms of splayfoot; made from genuine leather for superior comfort


Superfeet Green Performance Insoles

Superfeet Green Performance InsolesLet's go on with full-length insoles. The 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. These top quality insoles are a great option for anyone suffering from metatarsalgia who frequently experiences pain or discomfort in other parts of the foot as well.

Key Features: Biomechanical shape for ultimate support; anti-odour coating; ideal for those suffering from more than one foot condition


Spenco Ironman Total Support Max Insoles

Spenco Ironman Total Support Max InsolesAs the insoles mentioned above, the Spenco Ironman Total Support Max Insoles are highly versatile insoles that offer full sole support and can alleviate virtually any kind of foot pain. They combine advanced arch support with deep heel cupping to stabilise and cushion the foot, while their specially designed forefoot crash pad provides additional cushioning under the ball of the foot.

Key Features: Stabilises and cushions the foot; suitable even for serious athletes; specially designed forefoot crash pad offers extra cushioning


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.

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