Does foot pain ever stop you dead in your tracks? There seems to be nothing to do, but get off your feet. Endless visits to the medical clinic, work absences, immobility, and even gaining weight can all be side effects of constant forefoot pain. However, there are effective solutions available. Acupuncture, special massage methods, high heel orthotics, and foot oils and creams can help your feet be relieved of this nagging pain for good. But the best solution is a custom solution.

Ball of foot pain. Metatarsaligia.

The ball of the foot is the area in the forefoot where the foot meets the toes, or the area of the toe joints or metatarsal joints. This area is usually irritated due to wearing shoes with a heel pitch that put forces on this area, or a foot that walks bio mechanically out of balance. Bio mechanical imbalances are usually due to the foot not having enough support.

Heel pain.

Heel pain is hard to take. We must strike on our heels to take a step. The shock of walking on hard flat surfaces can create a shock wave all the was up the body. When the foot doesn’t have enough support, the heel takes more force with each step than necessary. The use of improperly fitted footwear is also a factor in heel pain. Most people think their shoes fit, when in reality, they really don’t fit properly. A proper fit means the heel to big toe measurement is the reference point used to fit a shoe, not heel to end of longest toe. If this fit is not right, the foot will suffer.

Use the following advice to find relief for your feet. 

There are many remedies to help foot pain. If you follow these suggestions listed below not only will your  metatarsalgia be relieved, but the fluid accumulation usually associated with metatarsalgia will subside so that sensitive nerves can heal and be calmed. Your heel pain as well will feel better from these simply pamper relieving techniques. The entire foot can suffer pain from the excessive fatigue metatarsalgia can create. Constantly trying to walk away from your ball of the foot pain or metatarsal area, will make your foot walk abnormally and stress the ligaments, tendons, and muscles.  Also trying to walk without striking on your heels will make you walk bio mechanically out of wack. All of the following pain-relieving, all natural solutions will have you free from your foot miseries in no time.

Acupuncture is Best Remedy.

Acupuncture is the practice of putting in hair-thin needles into “chi”, which are points in the body to restore the energy and blood flow that has been interrupted by injury or continued stress. With feet, this can easily happen with athletic activities, wearing high heels, and with certain foot conditions such in the case of Metatarsalgia or Morton’s Neuroma. Therapy for heel pain and Morton’s Neuroma can start with various acupuncture methods and massages to relieve tender nerves and help to start the healing process.

Certified acupuncture professionals practice a much appreciated art in that they are usually able to effectively eliminate constant foot pain in their patients. In a late 90’s a study reported in “Acupuncture in Medicine”, specialists  reported that the stimulation  the needles create increased blood flow to the affected regions speeding the healing process.

Don’t let heel pain, metatarsalgia, Morton’s Neuroma, or any foot pain keep you from living your life. These massage methods are usually quite helpful. 

Blood flow can be essential when trying to heal problems of our lower body. Massage methods can help with metatarsalgia and all ball of the foot pain conditions. These methods are becoming very popular among sports therapists, and massage therapists, reflexologists, and physical therapists. By massaging the bottoms of the feet with  firm yet gentle sweeping techniques, blood flow is brought to the feet almost instantly.

Explained by the American Massage Therapy Association, two great methods involve  using the thumbs. Several methods seem to work best, including the sliding rub and walking methods. With the first technique, the thumbs are held on the top of the feet and then the massage therapist preforms a sweeping motion up and down. The second method involves the thumbs being placed on the bottom of the feet and are walked towards the toes while pressing steadily one by one.

It is recommended to find a good reflexologist that will use massage techniques to break up the inflamation in this area which will flush the area and speed healing.

Let Mother Nature Help Your Heel and Metatarsalgia Pain.

Mother Nature provides her own special foot treatments. Some of the most effective foot products have natural oils included to relieve, refresh, and improve blood flow. Menthol  is one of the most commonly used oils. Drawn out from the leaves of the certain plants of the mint family, once administered to the skin, provides a cooling feeling.

Two other substances used in foot products are camphor and eucalyptus. These natural oils have similar results to menthol because they cool the skin and also improve the blood flow into the area. Aloe also helps fight dry skin and cleanses feet while providing lubrication during massage therapy. I recommend e a soaking your feet in a warm foot bath, Epsom salts help draw toxins out of the feet while decreasing swollen tissues. It will also add a calcuim magnesium value that is valuable to the body for rejuvenation of tissues. 

Best Remedy is a Custom Remedy.

One of the key ways to get a handle on heel and metatarsal foot pain is to use a ezWalker Custom Orthotic for fashion/dress from This device will support your foot, relieving your arches and pains in the metatarsal area, thus decreasing the stress on the entire body, because when your feet feel good you feel good.

If you have heel pain and/or metatarsalgia, are already using high heel orthotics, get acupuncture treatments, see a massage therapist and/or use products with essential oils, and the ball of your foot still hurts, it is recommended you see a good podiatrist for a proper diagnosis. Knowledge is golden, and sometimes just knowing what is going on, can give you a better idea of how to deal with the problem. 

Most heel and ball of the foot pain or metatarsalgia, is best treated with an ezWalker bio mechanically designed custom orthotic from The The ezWalker Custom Orthotic will support all three arches of the feet; longitundinal, medial, and transmetatarsal arches; redirect your gate therefore relieving pressured areas. This will translate to relief of knee pain, hip pain, back pain, and improve posture, increase balance and stability, reducing fatique in general. The feet are the foundation and a good foundation will create better health. It all starts with the ezWalker Custom Orthotic. Treat your feet to an ezWalker Custom Orthotic and treat your body to better health.