Metatarsal pads

Metatarsal pads in soft silicone gel

Packaging: 1 pair of metatarsal pads (Right and Left)


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Metatarsal pads to relieve the pains located under the forefoot behind the toes.

You will appreciate the flexibility and softness of the silicone gel.

They stay in place through the ring slid on the second toe.


If suffering from diabetes or you have circulation problems, please consult your doctor before using this product. Non- sterile. Do not use this product on injured skin. Remove the product from the foot at least for 4 consecutive hours daily. If this item causes skin discoloration, numbness, irritation or pain, stop using it immediately. In order not to cancel the beneficial effect of the metatarsal pads, avoid wearing shoes too tight or heels too high.


You must wash the products with warm water and soft soap. Rinse with clear water. Let them dry in open air, far away from any source of heat or sun. Put talc on if the gel becomes sticky.

2 Sizes: Women, Man

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Concerned pathologies

  • Median Metatarsalgia

    The pains are generated by the hyper pressure at the base of the joints for the second, third or/and fourth toe.

    This flexing zone of the foot is highly stressed while walking or running and often complained about.

    Median Metatarsalgia

    The causes may be due to:

    A decrease in the thickness of the footpad with age;

    Fat pad under the foot helping to shock absorption

    when too much pressure;

    Excessive pressure zone due to the weight of the body

    On one or several claw toes or hammer toes;

    On a callus;

    Thickening and hardening of the skin

    due to heels too high.

    This type of pain is easily relieved by wearing the METASTAR insoles thanks to their Support Retro Median Capital.

    In order to enhance the beneficial effect of the insoles we recommend you as well to wear flat shoes or with heels not higher than 2 cm with wide forefoot.

    You will quickly find that the pain will fade and disappear completely in a few days.

  • Callus

    It is an excessive production of skin which causes the thickness of the dermis as a reaction to a pressure or a repeated friction.  

    It is a reaction of the body to a constraint. Callus diagram located under second, third and fourth metatarsal head

    This result can be beneficial and protective when spread on the entire surface of the foot sole, while walking barefoot for instance.

    However when concentrated and located on one point, the callus is uncomfortable and painful like a pebble in a shoe.

    It looks like a yellowish disc on the surface of the skin and its size varies depending on the pressure zone.   

    Its center is the thickest.

    If suffering from diabetes ask a pedicure specialist to monitor the callus. 

    In order to relieve the pain caused by a callus on the second, third and or fourth metatarsal heads (just behind the joints of the toes) you must wear the insoles METASTAR which will insolate the callus from all pressure and reorganize the press and hold on the ground.

  • Decrease in footpad

    The footpad is a fatty tissue in the deeper part of the skin on the soles of the feet.

    Its thickness varies from 1 cm under the forefoot to 2 cm under the heel.

    This is the thicker layer of skin in the body.

    It protects the bone structure of the foot in contact with the ground like a mattress.

    It serves to cushion and absorb shocks.

    Any reduction or alteration of footpad affects the comfort while walking and while standing upright.

    When the reduction of the thickness is too strong, the pains appear in localized areas of the forefoot.

    It will then become difficult to walk normally.

    The main causes for the atrophy of the footpad are:

    -Ageing which leads to a natural and irreversible decrease.

    -Intensive practice of some sports which demand excessively and repeatedly the forefoot.

    -Wearing, on regular basis and for several years, shoes with heels too high.

    The insoles CAPITONER with their Support Retro Median Capital (SRMC) are efficient to relieve the pains under the second, the third and the fourth metatarsal heads (just behind the toes joint).

    Due to the particular profile of the SRMC the pressure is reduced and these sensitive areas are relieved. The SRMC slips under the metatarsal heads in order to uplift them and isolate them from the ground.

  • The hyper pressure

    It corresponds to an area of excessive pressure under the second, the third and the fourth metatarsal Plantar footprint with hyper pressureheads (just behind the toes joint).

    This hyper pressure may be the result of:

    -a reduction of the footpad (fat pad under the foot which helps to cushion)

    -a distortion of the bone structure

    -changes in the press and hold on the ground

    -or wearing shoes with heels too high

    The skin reacts by thickening at the hyper pressure level. It can be seen on a footprint made by a podograph.

    With time, if nothing is done, this area may become painful. It could even become a callus.

    If suffering from diabetes ask a pedicure specialist to monitor any hyper pressure. 

    In order to relieve one or several hyper pressures located on the second, the third and or fourth metatarsal heads, you should wear the insoles METASTAR. They will reorganize the press and hold points on the ground and relieve that area of any pressure.

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The company Thion Medical is a craftsman’s enterprise specialized in manufacturing orthopaedic orthoses.


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Our products are made of the same raw materials as those selected for manufacturing the foot orthoses of our patients.

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