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8/18/18 12:26 A

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The orthofeet shoes have really given me pain relief from my year long battle with ball of foot pain. I have are so comfortable and really helps my planter fastidious. Able to walk now even long distances without much pain. Will definitely be buying another pair from orthofeet! I would recommend them to anyone with any kind of foot pain. Wonderful support all the way around. www.orthofeet.com/collection
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6/22/08 9:52 A

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Great suggestion, I asked my husband, who is a physician and diagnosed my metatarsalgia, he said that was a possiblity but didn't think so. I just bought a pair of Mizuno shoes that will accomodate both my high arches and the wider part of my foot at top. Thank you so much!

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6/22/08 4:29 A

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You said you've been told the pain you are experiencing is metatarsalgia. I'm curious if that was a doctor's diagnosis. I'm asking because I had been told by a long-time running friend that I likely had metatarsalgia...but when I finally went to the podiatrist I found I had hammertoe! Sounds disgusting, but it's completely resolved now. If your shoe doesn't have a wide enough toe box it can crowd your toes and cause this painful condition, with the pain being in the same location you describe. To relieve the pain, my podiatrist showed me how to tape the toe down and I got shoes with a wider toe box. The taping was only a temporary thing, and now my toe and foot are as good as new. Just thought I'd throw that out there.



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6/21/08 2:10 P

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Go to runner's world website and cool running web site to get some ideas. They have tutorials on how to figure out what kind of foot you have and what shoes work best with your feet. I only spent $79.95 on sale for a pair of shoes that runners world rated best shoe in 2007. You don't have to pay $100.00. I would use the tutorial and figure out your foot type before you look for shoes. Good luck.

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6/21/08 1:42 P

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You called it, I need to get good shoes. I buy my sneakers from Kohl's and figured they were all the same. I do have high arches so my goal this weekend is to buy good shoes! Any suggestions where I can go?

Isn't it funny how you don't think twice spending ungodly amounts fitting your kids with good shoes but mom picks up what's on sale - then can't figure out why my feet hurt?!

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TEMAIL66,

This is from the Mayo Clinic website. When was the last time you were properly fitted for shoes? It may help to go to a reputable shoe store where you can be fitted properly. Be sure you go to one that specializes in sports. Hope this helps some.

Treatments and drugs

Conservative measures usually relieve the pain of metatarsalgia.

* Rest. Protect your foot from further injury by not stressing it. You may need to avoid your favorite sport for a while, but you can stay fit with low-impact exercises, such as swimming and cycling. Continue with stretching and lower body strength training as your pain permits.
* Ice the affected area. Apply ice packs to the affected area for 15 to 20 minutes at a time, several times a day. To protect your skin, wrap the ice packs in a thin towel.
* Take an over-the-counter pain reliever. Try ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Aleve) or aspirin to reduce pain and inflammation.
* Wear proper shoes. Your doctor may recommend a shoe that's especially suited for your foot type, your stride and your particular sport.
* Try shock-absorbing insoles. These off-the-shelf shoe inserts often made of cork, plastic, rubber or a gel-like substance fit inside your shoes to help cushion shock.
* Use metatarsal pads. These off-the-shelf pads are placed in your shoes just ahead of the metatarsal bone to help deflect stress away from the painful area.
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Consider arch supports. If insoles don't help, your doctor may recommend arch supports to minimize stress on the metatarsal bones and improve foot function. Off-the-shelf arch supports come in various sizes and can be fitted immediately. More durable arch supports can be custom-made from a plaster cast of your foot.

Rigid arch supports are made of a firm material such as plastic or carbon fiber. They're designed to control motion in two major foot joints below your ankles. Semirigid arch supports are made of softer materials such as leather and cork reinforced by silicone. Arch supports designed to treat metatarsalgia may include metatarsal pads, too.

Prevention

When you're serious about sports, your metatarsals may take a beating. But that doesn't mean you have to live with pain and injuries. To help protect your feet:

* Choose the right shoes. Wearing high heels or too-small shoes can set the stage for a host of foot problems, including metatarsalgia. The same is true of shoes that don't provide enough support and cushioning. Look for shoes with a wide toe box and a rocker sole, which redistribute weight on the bottom of your foot.
* Consider cushioned insoles, metatarsal pads or arch supports. These products can help prevent the pain of metatarsalgia as well as relieve the pain when it develops.
* Maintain a healthy weight. Keeping your weight within a healthy range can take a load off your feet.

If you're recovering from an injury, don't try to resume strenuous activity too soon. If you're not completely healed or you train through the pain you may only develop more severe problems and longer layoffs later on. emoticon

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6/21/08 9:45 A

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I've been running 2 to 4 miles a couple times a week for nearly a year but I am now experiencing pain in my left foot, under my second toe (where my toe meets the foot) the padded area there. I've been told it's Metatarsalgia. Not much other than ice and Ibuprofen, any suggestions?

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