Metatarsal pads can help treat or prevent numerous foot problems, including hammertoes, plantar fasciosis, capsulitis, neuromas, and other causes of ball of foot pain. Check out the above educational video (featuring Dr. Ray McClanahan, natural sports podiatrist and the inventor of Correct Toes) to learn more about how to properly place metatarsal pads. The below video also demonstrates how to best situate your metatarsal pads within your shoe or on your feet and discusses the two main types of metatarsal pads available to those interested in addressing the above-mentioned problems.
Dr. Marty Hughes is a chiropractic physician, or DC. He received his doctoral degree from Western States Chiropractic College (WSCC), now known as the University of Western States (UWS). Dr. Marty has always been interested in foot health, due to the connection between the feet and the spine. He has worked as a freelance writer for LiveStrong.com, for whom he contributed over 2,200 health-and-fitness articles. He is a co-founder of Natural Footgear and an ardent supporter of natural foot care approaches. Dr. Marty enjoys road cycling, trail running, hiking, canoeing, and cross-country skiing as well as exploring the mountains of Western North Carolina.
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