Insoles and Metatarsalgia

Hello – I purchased the L405 insoles. In December, I was experiencing symptoms of Metatarsalgia , while training for the Philly Broad Street 10 mile run. With the cool weather I was running on the treadmill, picking up on distance (5+ miles / 5 days a week) and pace (9 min miles). I researched this on-line and saw Aetrex insoles as a solution. I misordered the original insoles and received the L405 last week.

I waited until I had these right insoles, and used the insole the past 2 days (3.25mi & 3.5 mi), with the first time running in 4 weeks, and the insoles didn’t feel quite right, where I experienced pain more on the “bottom” of my entire foot. (both feet at that). Not so much at the toes, which I took as Metatarsalgia.

Any suggestions or information you can offer would be great.

One Response

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    With every insole or orthotic you should always gradually increase your time in them. One hour the first day, two hours the second day, etc. All insoles, even the most mild ones, can adjust the way your foot responds to the ground. If you went running in them then this is a lot of stress placed on the foot.

    You are in the correct insole for metatarsalgia so I recommend letting the foot recover over the next couple days – no running and no insoles. Stretch and massage the bottom of the foot then start to break them in as I recommended. After a couple days walking in them then I would try to run small mileage in them.

    If you experience pain again then I recommend seeing a Podiatrist to have your foot evaluated to ensure these are in fact the best for you and your feet.

    Good luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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    By law, we cannot give specific medical advice over the Internet.

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