You know you need arch supports, but do you know if arch support with a met pad is right for you? If you are experiencing foot pain, especially in the ball of your feet, there's a good chance that Met Pad Arch Supports could help relieve your pain!
What is an Arch Support with Met Pad?
Met is short for metatarsal. The metatarsal bones are the long bones in your foot that connect your ankle to your toes. They also help you balance when you stand and walk. Adding arch support with an additional support pocket for the metatarsal bones- is arch support with a met pad.
Are metatarsal pads effective?
The use of arch supports and shoe modifications such as metatarsal pads in patients with metatarsalgia has a proven beneficial effect on pain relief. This is attributed to the reduction in pressure on the metatarsal heads.
Why do I need metatarsal support?
A strategically placed metatarsal pad under your transverse arch alleviates pressure on the ball of your foot and keeps your toes properly positioned. It also encourages healthy movement in the joints of your foot.
Met Pad Arch Supports are recommended if you suffer from Hammertoes, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Plantar Fasciitis, Bunions, Diabetes, or other foot and toe issues. Met Pad Arch Supports are also recommended to prevent developing many of these foot issues.
Met pads work to provide support to your metatarsal bones when placed behind the ball of your feet. These pads spread your metatarsal heads and keep your toes from being bunched up, keeping them straight and aligned with your foot. This can help stop the progression of joint deformities like Bunions and Hammer Toes. This spreading and correction to the natural foot shape relieves pain for many foot conditions, such as Hammer Toes, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Diabetes, and Plantar Fasciitis by providing support and reducing pressure on the forefoot. Through reducing pressure on your forefoot, Met Pad Arch Supports distribute your body weight evenly to your metatarsal heads and toe bones so that your foot is dealing with the pressure as it was intended to, which is why it is recommended for so many different foot related issues.
Met Pad Arch Supports
At Lucky Feet Shoes, we offer Arch Supports with Met Pads so that you can find comfort in your normal casual, professional, and athletic shoes.
We carry the LFS-3500 Sport Neutral Arch Support with Met Pad to keep you active while providing daily support. These arch supports can fit into your normal shoes, and will keep your feet and ankles properly aligned and supported, helping to alleviate pain from your knees, back, hips, and feet. The built-in met pad is great for those with high-arches and helps to redistribute the stress your foot feels.
|LFS-3500 Sport Neutral Arch Support with Met Pad|
We also offer the Sovella Dress Arch Supports with Met Pad. These thin arch supports are a perfect ¾-Length that can easily fit into most casual, professional, and athletic shoes. In addition, their built-in met pad works great to target foot pain and adds additional comfort to most shoes.
|Sovella Dress Arch Supports with Met Pad|
Relieving Toe or Joint Pain
Met Pads are highly recommended if you have alignment issues with your foot joints or toes, such as Bunions, Hammer Toes, or other joint or toe deformities. Met Pads are recommended to treat bunions by straightening the big toe and arresting any further deformation. It can also help the pain associated with Bunions through spreading the toes will ease discomfort due to the bug toe rubbing against the second toe.
For Hammer Toes, Met Pads provide metatarsal support to help correct the muscle or tendon imbalance that is causing the issue. Through spreading your metatarsal heads, Met Pads can help stretch the forefoot tendons that are causing the toe to bend, which can help alleviate the discomfort felt from hammer toes.
Relieving Pressure Related Foot Pain
Metatarsalgia is caused by excess pressure on your metatarsals, often leading to the metatarsal heads becoming inflamed and in pain. Using Met Pad Arch Supports is highly recommended to deal with forefoot pain, because the Met Pads can help distribute this pressure and reduce the pain on your forefoot. Met Pad Arch Supports can also help reduce pain due to pressure on the balls of your feet by promoting the natural positioning of the foot's forefoot fat padding. Many foot related issues can cause your body's natural forefoot padding to be pulled out of position by imbalanced muscles and tendons. Without this natural cushioning, your foot has to deal with an increased amount of stress which can lead to foot pain and discomfort. Met Pads can push your body's natural cushioning back into place, and allow your foot to more evenly distribute pressure.
Redistributing the pressure in the balls of your feet can help avoid pain or injuries in individuals with Diabetes. Diabetes can cause damage to the nervous system, which can lead to not being able to feel his or her feet properly. This can cause the normal sweat secretion and oil production that lubricates the skin of the foot to be impaired. These factors together can lead to abnormal pressure on the skin, bones, and joints of the foot during walking and can lead to breakdown of the skin of the foot and potentially sores. If a patient with diabetes is putting too much pressure on their metatarsals they might not feel it, and could need a met pad to redistribute that pressure before their feet become injured. Avoiding foot injury in individuals with diabetes is extremely important due to the poor circulation and reduced blood flow to the feet that often accompanies diabetes.
Met pads can also help ease discomfort from Plantar Fasciitis. Though plantar fasciitis is often felt in the heel, the plantar fascia runs along the bottom of the foot. If your toes are bunched together, this can create tension in the plantar fascia because the bent toes are pulling the muscle and restricting blood flow to the bottom of the foot. Using a met pad can straighten the toes, allowing proper blood flow to the bottom of the foot. The straightened toes will also pull on the plantar fascia less, which will reduce the pain felt.
The straightening of the toes will also prevent nerves or arteries from being pinched, which can also assist in alleviating pain due to Morton's Neuroma. Morton's Neuroma results from an aggravated nerve in the foot, and a met pad can allow the toe bones to spread out and may reduce pressure on the nerve, giving it time to heal.
Met pads can also help with hip, knee, and back pain if it is due to poor pressure distribution from the improper metatarsal support.
Through the use of Met Pad Arch Supports, you can realign your toes and push your metatarsals back into their natural position, which can help relieve pain for a wide variety of foot conditions.
If you prefer to try on your next pair of orthotics for foot pain, we have multiple Lucky Feet Shoes comfort shoe stores in Southern California. Which are located in Anaheim Hills, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, San Dimas, Long Beach, Temecula, Redlands, Upland and Palm Desert. Therefore, we invite you to stop by for a free foot analysis and try on our orthotics for foot pain. In addition, we have a large selection of comfort shoes, wide shoes, arch support, and custom orthotics! We carry many orthotics for foot pain, They fit in heels, walking shoes, running shoes, casual sneakers, clogs, flats, booties, and boots. Don't let foot pain keep you from enjoying life. Schedule a free foot analysis today! Schedule a free foot analysis today!