Educational Articles: Metatarsal Pads

How to Place Metatarsal Pads

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC


Metatarsal pads are effective and unobtrusive pads that fit into the bottom of your shoe, and they can help treat or prevent numerous foot problems. Check out this educational video (featuring natural sports podiatrist Dr. Ray McClanahan) to learn more about how to properly place metatarsal pads. Also visit our Metatarsal Pad Benefits page for more info about how metatarsal pads can help you... Read more

Metatarsal Pad Benefits

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

Metatarsal pad benefits
Metatarsal pads are small, unobtrusive pads that sit on your shoe's insole or footbed and are positioned behind the ball of your foot, in the pocket of space that exists just behind your metatarsal heads. Metatarsal pads are one of the unsung heroes of natural foot health, and they represent a noninvasive and economical way to address a wide range of common foot... Read more

Metatarsal Pad Placement

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

Metatarsal pad placement
Pedag T-form metatarsal pads are among the most helpful (and least obtrusive) foot pads you can use to rehabilitate your feet. These pads are helpful in restoring optimal foot health because they spread your transverse arch (which creates more room for sensitive and easily compressible ball of foot structures, such as nerves and blood vessels), they promote a balance between your toe flexor... Read more

Strutz Foot Pads Instruction Guide

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

Strutz foot pads instruction guide
Strutz foot pads are simple and unobtrusive, possess a sleek, low-profile design, and serve as a sort of “mobile” metatarsal pad. This important foot health tool helps you prevent or address ball of foot pain and helps improve foot structure and function. Strutz foot pads come equipped with a wide elastic band that wraps around your foot and a built-in raised... Read more

The Best Foot Pads

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

The best foot pads
The best foot pads can help reduce your foot pain, improve your foot function, and rehabilitate your foot. Not all foot pads are created equal, however; pads that immobilize your feet, holding them rigidly in place, can have detrimental effects on your feet and can unfavorably alter the structural arrangement and tone of your foot tissues, including your toes. Consider choosing foot... Read more