Alternative Name(s): Met pad, metatarsal dome, metatarsal mound, tear drop pad
Addition of a mound of material fastened to the insole or inside of the shoe just behind the ball to support the transverse (metatarsal) arch.
Examples of Use
Used to reduce pressure under the ball of the foot. Can be used in the treatment of metatarsalgia (MTP joint pain, plantar fat pad atrophy, neuroma etc.).
- Source: Pedorthic Association of Canada/Footwear Modifications