Ball of foot pain and how to treat this with orthotic innersoles
Welcome to the Docpods Podiatrists Review and today we’ll be talking about ball of foot pain or metatarsalgia. Ball of foot pain, metatarsalgia or Morton’s neuroma all describe pain in the metatarsal area. Most commonly the pain is located between the third and fourth or second and third metatarsals in the metatarsal space. Tight footwear closes the metatarsal spaces as well as rolling in of the foot can also close the spaces between the metatarsals. This pinches on the nerves in the soft tissue between the metatarsals causing pain or numbness in the ball of foot area or between the toes.
From the side angle you can see that as the foot pronates the spaces between the metatarsals close and this pinches on the soft tissues and nerves between the metatarsals. The pain and numbness from metatarsalgia or ball of foot pain will usually present in the ball of the foot as shown here or as numbness between the toes. Let’s take a closer look at how the Docpods products can help with metatarsalgia, ball of foot pain or Morton’s neuroma. Let’s take a closer look at the Docpods Ultra Soft Orthotic. The Docpods Ultra Soft Orthotic helps to support the medial longitudinal arch of the foot and prevent arch collapse.
You can see here when the Ultra Soft is applied to the foot that the arches remains in a tight or neutral position. This helps to relieve the stress and the strain on the entire foot. The forefoot cushioning positions of the Docpods Ultra Soft also help to relieve pressure on the ball of the foot. This makes the Docpods Ultra Soft great for work boots, running shoes or enclosed fashion shoes. The Docpods Slimline Orthotic has a hook back and it’s made specifically to fit in fashion shoes. You can see here when it’s applied to the foot that it helps control medial longitudinal arch collapse or pronation. This helps to limit the strain on the foot and relieve the.
Strain also on the metatarsals. Thanks for watching the Docpods Podiatrists Review, for more information on our products you can visit our Web site at Docpods .au.
KT Tape Ball of Foot
Hi, Chris Harper here with Makayla, We’re here to demonstrate an application for the ball of the foot. This may be any pain of the forefoot, just before the toes. Some causes may be from overuse, leading to inflammation, excessive running on hard surfaces, poor fitting or worn shoes,.
Weight gain, or nerve issues. KT Tape helps treat this condition by reducing pressure over the painful area. For this application, we’re going to actually go ahead and cross your leg, and we’re going to actually take our first piece of tape, and we’re going to fold that in half. What we’re going to do is cut rounded corners on the folded end to produce two smaller pieces of tape. The reason why we cut rounded corners is so that the corners do not get caught on clothing,.
Or socks, or things like that. So for this first part, we’re going to twist and tear the backer paper on the tape, peeling that back. You’re going to grab the tape with your thumbs, and applying nice even pressure, we’re going to apply this at eighty percent stretch just behind the toes. Applying this down, and as we apply those ends down we’re going to slightly curve the tape up towards the ankle. And we’re applying this anchors with absolutely no stretch on those.
Great, we’re going to rub that on there a little bit. For our second piece, twist and tear the backer paper, peeling that paper back, and we’re going to just handle the tape just holding on to the paper, avoiding touching the adhesive part of the tape. We’re going to apply this piece just behind, and slightly overlapping that first piece with eighty percent stretch,.
And then we’re going to lay the anchors down on the ends with absolutely no stretch. So just taking that paper off and just laying that right down. Okay, and for our last strip, we’re going to tear a full strip off the roll. We’re going to twist and tear the backer paper down near the end of the tape, down near the logo, creating an anchor point. We’re going to place the foot so that the toes are in a little bit of extension, so pulling back on those toes. We’re going to place that anchor with absolutely no stretch.
Just behind the toes, and then we’re going to peel the paper backing off, leaving a little bit on the end to hang on to, so you don’t touch the adhesive part of the tape. We’re going to pull that tape back with about fifty percent stretch on this. So we’re going to lay that down right over the heel, and up behind the heel, and then the very end of the tape we’re going to take that paper off with absolutely no tension on the end, and just lay that down, and now for the part that’s bowstringing over the arch,.
You’re going to just tap that straight down to the arch, and then just rub that on there. Great, we’ll get a little friction and a little heat. That creates adhesion to the skin. Excellent, looks good. Some helpful tips before applying this. Clean the skin very well, removing any lotions or skin oils. You can always wear socks to sleep if you roll around a lot while you’re sleeping. That can catch on sheets and peel the tape of prematurely.