MD Podiatrist Discusses Shopping for Orthotic Insoles

According to Daniel Michaels, DPM, the most common causes of ball-of-foot pain are high-impact exercises that put pressure on the forefront of your foot, too tight or improperly fitting shoes, or foot ailments like bunions or hammertoes. When shopping for orthotic insoles that specifically help pain in the ball of your foot, Dr. Michaels recommends looking for an insole product with metatarsal padding built into the product.
“Orthotics with metatarsal padding are the best for helping ease pain in the balls of your feet. That means the orthotics provide extra padding and support along the balls of your feet.”