For women's fashion and high heel shoes we recommend Footlogics Catwalk - a thin and flexible footbed that supports the arch, as well as the metatarsal bones. This way, bodyweight is distributed more evenly over the entire foot with less pressure and friction in the ball of the foot. For mens shoes theres Footlogics Comfort which also features a metatarsal support and at the same time controls over-pronation, a major contributing factor to Metartarsalgia. Sesamoiditis - Sesamoids are tiny bones located under the first metatarsal head and are prone to overuse and inflammation. When this happens, ball of foot pain occurs. An effective remedy to relieving metatarsalgia and poor arch support is through the use of orthotic shoe inserts These inserts are specially-made for certain foot weaknesses and cannot be bought in your local store. They are made for any style of footwear, even high-heeled shoes. They provide the vital cushioning and structure for feet so they can give you their best and stay free of discomfort. Overall, a Plantar Plate Dysfunction is a serious condition due to the dependency of the forefoot in efficient gait/walking. Therefore, make sure to have your condition evaluated and treated as early as possible by a well-trained Foot and Ankle Specialist. Selling your home? Fragrance sells! Fill the kitchen area with the aroma of spices such as Clove, Lavender and Elevation by simmering them on the stove or in your diffuser. Geranium oil sprinkled throughout the home creates a warm, cheerful and inviting mood. Add Cinnamon oil to furniture polish and wipe down the wood. Infuse bookmarks and stationery with essential oils. Place drops of oil on paper and put them in a plastic bag. Seal it and leave overnight to infuse the aroma. Send only good news in perfumed letters. Most (young) women like to look stylish and wear a shoe with a medium to high heel. The problem with high heels is that your bodyweight is not evenly distributed across the underside of the foot , but rather 80% of your weight pushes down on only one area of the foot , the forefoot area. i.e. the balls of your feet This is totally unnatural and before long the entire forefoot structure collapses, leading to constant pressure and friction in the ball of the foot The body reacts and builds up thick layers of callous in this area which in turn leads to a burning sensation under the foot When the plantar fascia becomes over stretched or over strained small tears can form in the tissue which leads to inflammation and intense pain, especially after a long period of rest. During rest the plantar fascia contracts and the sudden stretching can trigger severe pain. This pain is most commonly felt first thing in the morning. Whilst pain can strike at any point along its length, plantar fasciitis most commonly affects the heel, where the tissue attaches to the heel bone. There are many things that can cause metatarsalgia, such as particular medical conditions; however, the pain can be brought on by anything that puts too much stress The right shoes, as well as shock absorbing insoles can provide nearly instant ball of foot pain relief. Shock-absorbing insoles are available for order online and in many stores. They are composes of cork, rubber or plastic. The most comfortable are made of a gelatin-like plastic that conforms to the foot Metatarsal pads are also available from some of the better footwear supply websites. The extra padding is placed in the shoes, just ahead of the metatarsal bone, which is the area right behind and between the first and second toes. That should be where the majority of your pain is located.