The Bprimal metatarsal pad gives uniform support to the front arch and relieves pain associated with conditions such as: ball of foot pain, metatarsalgia, capsulitis and neuromas
Metatarsal pad supports and corrects the front arch (metatarsal) of the foot and brings relief.
Available in 1 size - fits most adults with shoe size EU38-45
Metatarsal pad insert
Made of breathable vegan leather & latex foam
Orthopedic insert allows the metatarsal bones to regain and retain their natural position with medial & transversal arch support
Sold as a Pair (2 items)
What are Metatarsal Pads?
Metatarsal pads, a.k.a met pads, are small and typically squishy devices that can be used to re-balance tissue of the lower leg. They can also help align the transverse arch of the foot. With proper placement inside footwear, met pads help to lengthen tissue on the top of the foot, off-load body weight placed on the ball of the foot and help with toe alignment. If you’ve worn conventional shoes at some point in your life, there’s a pretty good chance that a met pad could positively impact your day-to-day mobility.
How can they help?
The ball of the foot is the area where the long bones (metatarsals) connect to the bases of the toes. These joints can become overloaded and sore, typically upon impact of the plantar/bottom surface. When a foot is placed in a conventional running shoe, as described above, the ball of the foot becomes the focal point for pressure. The more heel cushion/elevation, or toe spring within a shoe, the more weight goes to the ball of the foot. Common conventional treatments for ball-of-foot pain involve adding cushion under the area of pain. Typically, this is done by the individual seeking out thicker/squishier shoes or purchasing expensive pads to cushion the area of discomfort. Unfortunately, neither of these options address the cause of the pain – pressure on the foot while being held in a poor and unnatural position! If you are experiencing ball-of-foot pain, we would encourage you to transition into a shoe that is flat or zero drop. Flat shoes will decrease the weight/pressure on the ball of the foot and instead disperse body weight across the toes. In effect, this off-loads the metatarsal heads. Then, you can place a metatarsal pad along the transverse arch directly behind the metatarsal heads. The pressure in this area will force the toes down into plantarflexion, further distributing weight from the ball of the foot to the toes.
Met pads are a great temporary aid to help your lower legs, feet and toes learn a new position. Whether you’re suffering from tight muscles, muscle imbalances or foot pain, met pads can help to create positive change. When properly placed, met pads can be used safely for as long as you need until the muscles have either learned to hold their new alignment without the aid, or the foot symptoms have gone away. Typical use will vary and can range from months to years.
Watch this Video for proper placement of your Met Pads