Metatarsalgia

Model P8

Redistributes pressure evenly across the metatarsal heads. Provides much needed relief for patients suffering from Metatarsalgia, allowing tissues to heal.

Features

  • 2nd and 3rd metatarsal balance pad coupled with metatarsal bar

Details

The Metatarsalgia device is designed to relieve inflammation of the bursa sac around the distal ends of the metatarsal bones. This inflammation is generally caused by physical activity, and the best course of treatment is to distribute pressure off of the metatarsal heads, allowing tissues to heal and bursa inflammation to subside.

This device features a unique foot cookie modification that balances and evenly redistributes pressure across the metatarsal heads.  During the propulsion phase of gait, this modification offloads the 2nd, 3rd and 4th metatarsal heads and transfers pressure to the 1st and 5th metatarsal heads, effectively “plantar grading” the metatarsal phalangeal joints.  Additionally, a metatarsal bar is employed to support the metatarsal necks and shafts prior to heel off in the gait cycle.  

This pathology device is covered with Spenco, providing additional cushioning for comfort, pressed with a polypropylene shell, and built with an extrinsic crepe rearfoot post.  It has been designed to fit in most shoes with removable sock liners or insoles.

The Metatarsalgia is constructed with a positive model of the patient’s foot and can be modified at the practitioner’s discretion.

Tech Specs

Casting

  • 3mm Fat Pad Expansion
  • 1.5mm Lower Medial Arch
  • 10mm Heel Cup

Posting

  • MOD: 0 (Balance Forefoot to Rearfoot)
  • RF: 0 (0° Extrinsic Rearfoot Post)
  • FF1: N (Forefoot Neutral: Not Posted)
  • FF2:      (None: Splitting forefoot post partial intrinsic and partial extrinsic)
  • HL:  0 (No Heel Lift)

Pressing

  • 3mm White Polypropylene Shell
  • White Crepe Rearfoot Post

Finishing

  • Finish Standard
  • White Heel Plate

Covering

  • 3mm Metatarsal Bar Pad
  • 3mm Myolite Foot Cookie Extension (2nd and 3rd)
  • 1.5mm Black Spenco Top Cover to Toes
  • Black Suede Bottom Cover to Toes

Options

Top Cover Options

  • Glove Leather
  • Micro Suede
  • Plastazote
  • Spenco
  • Vinyl
  • Prolite

Bottom Cover Options

  • Glove Leather
  • Micro Suede
  • Vinyl

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Recommended For

  • Propulsive phase metatarsalgia
  • Elongated 2nd metatarsals
  • Capsulitis of 2nd MTP

Clinical Indications

  • Propulsive phase metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s foot
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Freiberg’s disease