Footwear with a narrow toe box forces the ball-of-foot area to be forced into a minimal amount of space, squeezing the bones and ligaments in the forefoot. An estimated 85% of women who wear heels suffer from pain in the ball of the foot!
In addition, wearing (high) heels means most of our bodyweight concentrated in the forefoot, causing excessive pressure in the ball-of-foot area.
Successful treatment of pain the balls of the feet involves reducing the forces placed in the forefoot area. Unloading pressure in the ball of the foot can be accomplished by wearing a simple orthotic insole with a in-built metatarsal support.
For women's fashion shoes we recommend Footlogics Catwalk . Developed by Australian podiatrists this thin, flexible orthotic restores the biomechanical balance by supporting the arch, as well as the metatarsals.
This means that bodyweight is distributed more evenly over the entire foot reducing the pressure and friction in the ball of the foot. The result is lasting relief of pain and the burning sensation in the balls of the feet - especially with longer periods of standing or walking.
You can buy Footlogics Catwalk from selected pharmacies or directly from the Footlogics Australia webshop.
Or you can call us on 1300 788 119 to find out more, or order this product over the phone.