Best Metatarsal pads for Metatarsalgia & Fractures

In this article we will be looking at the various causes of Metatarsalgia (ball of foot pain) and the best ways to treat and ease your pain using metatarsal pads. All of these metatarsal pads and insoles that we will be listing are available to buy on our website. All orders made come with a full 30-day money back guarantee and are shipped first class the same or next working day.

One of the most common causes of Metatarsalgia (Ball of foot pain) is due to a metatarsal fracture. In this article we will be discussing the causes, treatments and the best metatarsal foot pads and inserts to help ease your pain and get you back on your feet.

Metatarsal fractures are a painful foot injury that affects many in the sporting world. Many famous names in sport have been hit with this in some cases career ending foot injury.

To know fully about metatarsal fractures, it is best to know a little bit more about how your foot is put together and how your feet work.

In each of your feet you have precisely 5 metatarsal bones, these long bones are found in between your “phalanges” toes bones and the “tarsal” bones around the hind of the foot.

Your ankle has been designed with two specific uses which are support and propulsion. So, the bones in your foot must be able to cope and be mobile under immense pressure and strain from your bodyweight. The metatarsal bones have been designed to help with propulsion and support, the metatarsal bones will act as a lever for your foot helping you to bend your foot whilst walking, jumping and running, they also help to stabilize the foot and help with supporting the structure of your foot to hold your body weight.

What causes a Metatarsal Fracture

There are many causes to why people fracture the metatarsal bones including that of overuse or harsh rotation of the foot, or direct trauma; for example, metatarsal fractures occur frequently in football when a player accidentally kicks another player’s foot or steps on it, or even when a player accidentally kicks the ground instead of the football.

You can injure specific metatarsal bones, injuring the 2nd 3rd and 4th metatarsal bones is quite frequent in football by the accidents that can happen above.

Metatarsal fractures can occur from overuse too making sports people more susceptible. Overuse will often cause stress fractures on the bones; the pain in the metatarsal area will gradually increase as the stress fractures weaken the bones and causing a full fracture to the bones as the stress builds.

Metatarsal fractures can cause real pain in suffers, making walking very hard, people suffering from metatarsal fractures will usually have swollen feet and it will be painful to touch the metatarsal area.

How to treat a Metatarsal Fracture & ease ball of foot pain (Metatarsalgia)

There are a few things that you can do if you have a metatarsal fracture:

  • See a doctor or physiotherapist for full diagnosis
  • Reduce swelling and inflammation with cold ice (this can also help to reduce pain as well as swelling can cause pressure on the tissues around the metatarsal bones causing pain)
  • Protect the foot from further stress and damage with a cast or metatarsal pad

Often doctors will use x rays to confirm whether the metatarsal bones are fractured or not. Depending on the severity of the fracture treatment and recover will often last somewhere between 6-8 weeks.

Having a removable plastic cast that support the foot but also can be removed is the preferred option to a pot or plaster cast as physiotherapy is a major part of recovering from metatarsal fractures so removing it to do physiotherapy is important.

Metatarsal pads can be used to help strengthen the metatarsal area after you have recovered.

It is always a good idea to wear footwear and insoles that can help protect your foot from fractures; however, it does depend on the force as sometimes no amount of protection can prevent a fracture.

List of the best Metatarsal foot pads & shoe inserts for Metatarsal fractures & Metatarsalgia

1x Pair of Beige ball of foot pads for men and women to ease foot pain and improve injury recovery

1. 1x Pair of Gel Metatarsal Support Foot Pads by FootReviver™ – Only £10.49

These Gel Metatarsal Support Foot Pads by FootReviver™ have been specially designed to provide maximum cushioning and support to your metatarsal bones. These foot pads will realign your metatarsal bones in the correct position and prevent excessive strain and pressure from damaging your injured feet allowing you to quickly make a full and proper recovery. Made from premium materials these foots pads will help to not only protect and support your feet, but they will also keep your feet dry, sweat free and feeling fresher for longer thanks to the breathable design and antibacterial properties.

  • Available in two sizes: Small & Large
  • For both Men & Women
  • Can be worn with or without shoes
  • Supports your metatarsal bones in the correct position allowing you to make a fast and effective recovery without reinjury
  • Features a silicone gel foot pad that cushions and protects your metatarsal bones from shock and pressure whilst your feet recover
  • Massages and soothes your feet helping to ease pain and stimulate blood flow to the balls of your feet to reduce inflammation and swelling and promote healing
1x Pair of Metatarsal Pads For Women & Men - Only £10.49

2. 1x Pair of Metatarsal Pads for Women & Men – Only £10.49

Second on our list is a pair of these silicone gel Metatarsal pads that can be worn to help protect and support the balls of your feet to help ease aches and pain, correct foot biomechanics, and treat a number of foot conditions and injuries. Recommended by Podiatrists these Metatarsal Pads can be worn to help not just with metatarsal fractures but also for Morton’s Neuroma, Hammer Toes, Callus Skin, Blisters, Bunions, Arthritis, Gout, Sprains, Strains, Foot Fatigue, and more!

  • One size fits most (Stretch fit)
  • For both Men & Women
  • Slips easily around your forefoot and can be worn with or without shoes
  • Designed to provide soothing compression and massages the balls of your feet as you walk to ease pain
  • Absorbs shock and impacts protecting your metatarsal bones from further damage and injury
  • Supports your metatarsal bones and prevents excessive load and movement from causing further damage to your feet as you recover
  • Made from lightweight, breathable materials to keep air circulating around your feet to prevent the build-up of sweat and bacterial and fungal infections
Morton's Neuroma Pads With Gel Cushion & Metatarsal Support

3. 1x Pair of Morton’s Neuroma Pads – Only £10.99

Having a metatarsal fracture can also lead to you being more susceptible to developing a trapped nerve in between your toes known as a Morton’s neuroma. These Morton’s Neuroma Pads are specially designed to help ease Morton’s Neuromas, ease your pain and support your metatarsal bones to improve your injury recovery.

  • Available in three different sizes: Small, Medium & Large
  • For both Men & Women
  • Features a built-in silicone gel foot pad helps prevent shocks, impacts and pressure from causing further damage to the balls of your feet
  • Supports and realign your metatarsal bones correctly to release tension and pressure off any trapped nerves in between your toes to ease your Morton’s Neuroma
  • Helps correct biomechanical imbalances in your forefoot and toes that maybe placing excessive load and pressure on your fracture to help improve your injury recovery and prevent reinjury
  • Made from breathable, lightweight, skin friendly fabric designed to keep the balls of your feet comfortable and sweat and odour free
Ball of foot pads for metatarsalgia

4. 1x Pair of Metatarsal Pads – Only £7.99

These Silicone gel Metatarsal pads have been designed to absorb shock and protect the balls of your feet. Recommended by podiatrists for people suffering from a range of different foot problems and injuries and provide fast and effective metatarsalgia relief. These metatarsal pads can be slipped around your feet quickly and easily using the easy-to-use toe loop and can be worn with out without shoes.

  • One size fits all
  • For both Men & Women
  • Feature a toe-loop design that makes these pads very easy to slip on & off
  • Silicone gel massages your feet ad you walk and protects them from shock, vibrations and impacts
  • Helps stop pressure points developing underneath your feet by redistributing weight and pressure evenly across the balls of your feet
  • Ideal for people who suffer from tired aching feet and are required to stand on hard surfaces such as concrete and wooden flooring for long periods
  • Support and realign your metatarsal bones and correct biomechanical imbalances that may cause injury and foot pain
  • Easy to clean
Shock absorbing gel insoles for preventing shin splints

5. Massaging Gel Insoles for Sore, Tired Aching Feet – Only £9.99

Next on our list is this pair of Massaging Gel Insoles that have been made from medical grade silicone gel that will help to soothe and protect the balls of your feet. These insoles have built in arch and heel support that will correct the way your feet function helping you to put less weight and strain on the balls of your feet. The shock absorption that these insoles provide will also help to cushion protect your injured feet from shocks, impacts and vibrations allowing them to recover properly.

  • Available in sizes 4-6.5, 7-9 & 9-10 (UK shoe sizes)
  • For both Men & Women
  • Helps absorb shock and protects the balls of your feet from weight, shock, impacts and vibrations
  • Can be worn to help treat a wide range of foot and lower limb injuries and conditions including Metatarsalgia, Fractures, Sprains Strains, Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spurs, Cuboid Syndrome, Foot drop, Achilles tendonitis, Shin splints as well as Knee, hip, and lower back injuries
  • Soothes your feet as you walk – The silicone gel moulds to the exact shape of your feet and helping to stimulate, support and ease them
  • Prevents pressure points from developing and causing damage and pain to your feet when stood for long periods of time
  • Lightweight non-bulky and can be fitted inside a wide range of footwear

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