Hi, am new on here..

Have an old foot condition flair up from the weekend, ball of foot pain, appears to be metatarsalgia, has come back. I took up running 10 months ago through the brilliant c25k programme, and now run with a local club, so am starting to extend my running further, and on Sunday was running some hills, so got up on my toes bit, which I think caused the pain to come on later after the run.

The feet have been OK since I started running. So maybe best to avoid the pressure on the balls of the feet through being up on the toe's?

It's taking a while for the discomfort to subside, it eased of yesterday while out walking, but came back while resting in the evening.. Just hoping it'll be Ok when I go for a run tomorrow..

Can anyone recommend, the ball of foot pad's, sock's or shoe inserts? Thanks..

6 Replies

  • Hi, I am sorry to hear of your foot pain!

    Your problem may be due to over pronation or supination of your feet.

    This may place extra stress on the metatarsal joints!

    You can come to see me to get a more accurate diagnosis. You also need to get custom made orthotics!

    Kind regards,

    Zahir, (Sports Injuries Specialist - Osteopath and Orthotist)

  • Hi, thanks for your reply,

    But I've had a gait analysis carried out and wear support running shoes for over pronation.

    Regards, David

  • Hi David,

    Have your support running shoes been custom made for you, or they are "over pronation trainers", which you can buy in the shops?

  • Hi, they are a pair of new balance over pronation trainers from Sweatshop.

  • The inner surface needs to be custom made for your feet.

    If your feet are over pronating, it is likely that the shoes you have are overpronation ones for everybody size 8.

    You need to have the inner part of the mid foot of the shoe elevated by the degrees your foot is overpronating!

  • My size is 10.5 and have never had problems with any previous shoes which were the same, so the shoes are fine as supplied by running specialists.

    My foot pain has now subsided, and running is fine. The problem came on through me trying to change my foot strike on hill's and trying to get up more on the toe's, thus causing excess pressure on that area and pain.