Biomechanical disorders commonly treated/managed with foot orthotic shoe inserts
Metatarsalgia (Pain in Forefoot)
Pain in the plantar forefoot metatarsal area.
Usually causes a burning sensation in the plantar forefoot region. You may describe the pain as a lump underneath the ball of the foot. Applying pressure to the metatarsal heads may elicit pain.
When a foot pronates excessively, there is progressive weakening of the soft tissue structures causing the metatarsals to plantarflex and rotate, resulting in shearing forces on these foot structures.
Orthotics realign the metatarsal heads by dorsiflexing the 2nd, 3rd & 4th metatarsals to their neutral position, using a built-in metatarsal raise, removing excess weight and friction which causes the callous and burning sensation.
Intrinsic forefoot exercises.