Pain under the ball of the foot (Metatarsalgia) is a common complaint with women wearing fashion shoes that are quite tight and/or have a medium to high heel.
Metatarsalgia is often described as a burning sensation in the ball of the foot often combined with excess callous forming. The pain worsens when when wearing high heels or tight fashion shoes for a longer periods of time.
Ball of Foot Pain (Metatarsalgia) occurs when the metatarsals (forefoot bones) drop and the surrounding ligaments weaken. The entire forefoot structure will collapse, in turn leading to excess pressure and friction under the ball of the foot. The key reason for this problem is that when wearing heels, 70-80% of your bodyweight is placed on the forefoot area.
For women who like wearing fashion shoes there's now a solution to painful burning feet... Footlogics Catwalk insoles restore biomechanical balance by supporting the arch, as well as the metatarsal bones.
This means that your bodyweight is distributed more evenly i.e. over the entire foot instead of just pushing into the forefoot. In turn, Catwalk insoles prevent excessive pressure and friction in the ball of the foot. As a result there's a reduction of pain and the associated burning sensation - especially with longer periods of standing or walking.
Interestingly, wearing Footlogics insoles in high heels is often described by women as a sensation of wearing low heeled or flat shoes...!
Catwalk orthotics are recommended and used by podiatrists across Australia. The product is available from pharmacies or can be bought from our webshop.