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BAREFOOTSCIENCE™ and Metatarsalgia

Does this sound like you: sharp, aching or burning pain in the ball of the foot (the part of the sole just behind the toes); pain that worsens when standing, walking, running or flexing the feet; sharp or shooting pain, numbness or tingling in the toes and/or the feeling of having a pebble in your shoe?

If any of these symptoms sound familiar, you may be suffering from metatarsalgia. 

Pain and inflammation at the ball of the foot (known as the metatarsal) is referred to as metatarsalgia. This type of foot condition is most prevalent in people who participate in high impact sports or activities that involve running or jumping, those who have high arches, individuals with foot deformities (such as hammertoe or bunions<like to page>), those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis or gout, and it can also develop from years of wearing poorly fitted shoes. 

BAREFOOTSCIENCE™ exists to make painless feet a permanent fixture across the globe.  Our patented, foot strengthening insoles feature a dome contour that help to open up the affected area through gentle pressure - thus reducing pain. Our insoles also assist with shock absorption and arch stimulating support to help to minimize problems with metatarsalgia. BAREFOOTSCIENCE™ insoles safely strengthen and stimulate the muscles and nerves from within the shoe with every step you take. 

BAREFOOTSCIENCE™ is an intelligent solution to an age-old problem. Pain and dysfunction in the feet is caused by muscle weakness, so it follows that strengthening is the path to wellness. Our patented foot strengthening and arch stimulating system encourages the foot to work, increasing circulation and making the muscles stronger.

Invest in your health. Start your healing journey with BAREFOOTSCIENCE™ today! 

From our customers


I'm a server in a restaurant and I work 30 to 40 hours a week ( and I'm not  a spring chicken) . I started having some serious pain in my feet. I have high arches and now have metatarsalgia problems. I thought I'd have to hang up my apron. I went to see my physical therapist and she worked on  my feet and highly suggested BAREFOOTSCIENCE™ insoles. Wow!!! What a difference! 

I wear good quality running shoes with these insoles and it's been about 6 months and the pain is almost nonexistent!”   

Elizabeth Lowe

I feel the benefit to the barefoot science insole is their unique design which lifts and spreads the metatarsal bones which can facilitate the breaking up of scar tissue and fixations while increasing range of motion in the midfoot.

Dr. Rick L.
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