Educational Articles: Metatarsal Pads

How to Place Metatarsal Pads

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

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... Read more

Metatarsal Pad Benefits

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

Metatarsal pad benefits

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 and toe problems. Unlike conventional arch orthotics, which attempt to control the motion of your foot, metatarsal pads allow your foot to function the way nature intended; that is, flexing, bending, and articulating in... 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 the heads of your metatarsal bones (which creates more room for sensitive and easily compressed ball of foot structures, such as nerves and blood vessels, to pass), they promote... 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... Read more

The Best Foot Pads

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

The best foot pads

The very best foot pads are the ones that nature gave us (i.e., the ones already built into our feet), such as the forefoot fat pad and the calcaneal fat pad. But for most of us who have spent a lifetime shod, our foot pads are not properly positioned (or conditioned) to play the role they were intended to play. In... Read more