If you're suffering from forefoot pain, specifically at the ball of the foot, commonly associated with Metatarsalgia or Morton's Neuroma. You'll be interested to read a recent study that found a correlation between better toe-strength and function and reduced symptoms relating to forefoot pain. The improved strength of the toes reduced the experienced pain in subjects much more than insoles did.
Our toes provide a great surface area for load distribution, so if you constantly cram your toes in narrow shoes, effecting their shape and strength, then all the pressure when standing and walking falls on the metatarsals which contact the ground at the ball of the foot.
Imagine doing pushups with your fingers crammed together, or without fingers at all!
You can read the full article here.
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Amaha K, Arimoto T, Kitamura N. Effect of toe exercises
Toe grip strength on the treatment of primary metatarsalgia. J Orthop Surg Res. 2020 Dec.
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