Increased Support for High Arches
Custom orthotic inserts are specifically built to support high arches. They are designed to provide adequate support to the arch thus allowing it to bear a normal amount of weight and reduce the pressure on the ball of the foot.
Rebalancing of the Foot
In a foot with dropped metatarsal heads, the body weight is unevenly distributed across the weight-bearing surface. A custom insert can be used to raise the dropped metatarsal heads and restore them to their normal position. This will help redistribute the weight more evenly. Padding the ball of the foot alone might not be effective enough. Custom-made orthotics are designed specifically to provide the exact amount of elevation to the affected metatarsal head. The primary purpose of the treatment is to allow the arch to heal and restore its shock-absorbing capabilities.
Providing a Layer of Protection Without the Bulk
Custom orthotic insoles are made of unique materials that are specifically designed to mimic the natural fatty padding in the ball of the foot. They provide protection to the metatarsals by absorbing pressure and shock.
Correcting Foot Stride and Walking Patterns
Orthotic aides can be instrumental in reducing the damage caused by unusual walking patterns that can affect the normal distribution of weight across the foot. Using appropriate orthotic devices, as recommended by a doctor, can significantly eliminate the underlying factors contributing to metatarsalgia while alleviating the symptoms at the same time.