The toes are made up of three bones: the proximal phalanx, closest to the foot, at the beginning of the toe (connected via the metatarsophalangeal joint to the metatarsals); the intermediate phalanges in the center of the finger; and the distal, which is the fingertip, all joined together by the interphalangeal joint, except for the thumb, which does not have an intermediate phalanx. Their main functions are related to foot support and balance during the most varied activities, such as walking, jumping, and running.

This area is prone to pain caused by trauma or injuries because it is relatively sensitive and exposed. Finger deformities are the leading cause of pain and discomfort in the toes. Still, other diagnoses may also be related to fingering pain, such as arthrosis, ingrown toenails, and calluses.


Most causes of finger pain are related to deformities, especially when people have hammer or claw fingers. According to the “Brazilian Feet” survey, approximately 11.4% of Brazilians present this type of alteration in their fingers.

Ingrown toenails and finger pain

Poorly cut nails, trauma to the fingers, and genetic predisposition are some of the factors that can influence ingrown toenails to appear. This type of nail problem can cause severe pain in the fingers, affecting the individual’s well-being as it contributes to inflammations and infections, making daily activities challenging.

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Ingrown toenail

Inadequate footwear

The prolonged use of inadequate slippers and sandals can cause finger pain. The risk is further increased if the subject wears stiff or narrow-toed shoes too often. These shoes press and squeeze the toes, causing calluses or deformities.

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Inadequate footwear



Arthrosis is a degenerative and progressive pathology that wears away the cartilage of the joints between the bones. It can affect the fingers, causing stiffness and well-localized pain.

Claw and hammer deformities

These toe changes are caused by muscle retraction and shortening in this area, affecting toe position during gait. It is common for people with claw or hammer toes to feel pain due to overload. The origin of these deformities is usually associated with using inadequate footwear.


Even if they do not cause pain, calluses can cause severe discomfort since the skin thickens due to the fingers’ friction with the shoes (intensified when the shoe is rigid and tight).

Morton’s neuroma

This pathology causes the thickening of a nerve that passes between the metatarsals and can cause pain, loss of sensitivity, tingling, redness, and inflammation, especially between the third and fourth toes. According to the “Morton’s neuroma” study, the main factors that cause Morton’s neuroma are related to high pressure exerted on the forefoot.


It is a bunion that affects the “little” toe, deviating it toward the other toes. They arise with the continuous application of pressure on the side of the foot, causing the toes to overlap.


For each case of pain, there is a different type of treatment. The diagnosis to evaluate the best ways to alleviate the discomfort should be made by a specialized doctor and, in some cases, only after the image. However, some measures can be taken to relieve pain, such as:

– Decreased load of physical exercise;

– Wear comfortable shoes and reduce the use of shoes with a thin v-neck or high heels;

– Use insoles and shoes to measure Painless Feet.


 Using custom-made Feet Without Pain insoles improves the alignment of the fingers and contributes to a correct pressure distribution on the feet. To do this, an elevation and a shock absorber are placed under the metatarsals, reducing overload and better distributing the load on the fingers.

The bespoke shoe will provide the perfect space for your toes. This way, you can choose the type of shoes you like and still have room for your fingers, avoiding calluses, blisters, claw or hammer toes, and overlapping toes. Feet Without Pain custom-made shoes are made with the exact mold of each foot, considering all curves and measurements.

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Feet Without Pain custom traditional insole

The custom insoles and shoes are made with 3D technology and millimetric digital precision after a free foot, ankle, and knee evaluation with our specialists at one of our branch offices. Check some of their benefits for your feet below:

  • Elimination or reduction of pain;
  • Injury prevention;
  • Increased comfort;
  • Perfect fit;
  • Standing longer without pain or discomfort;
  • Prevention of pathologies progression;
  • Improved impact absorption;
  • Improved sports performance.
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Unisex Sneakers Feet Without Pain  | You can choose from over 20 men’s and women’s shoe models.


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How to purchase your custom shoe or insole?

It’s fast and easy! Schedule a free evaluation of your feet with our specialists to buy your custom-made shoe.

Call, send a message to WhatsApp at 4003-8883, or visit:

How does the evaluation work?

Upon arriving at a Feet Without Pain branch office, you will be received by a foot, ankle, and knee specialist, who will then fill out a registration form and answer some questions about your Pain. Next, the assessment of the feet begins.

The specialist will perform an anamnesis on your feet to understand your pains and complaints. Then, using the high-precision 3D scanner device, the specialist captures your feet’ measurements.

  We are the only company with a 3D scanner for designing custom shoes. First, with the measurements of your feet, a mold is created using 3D printers, and after that, we start making your shoe.

How long does it take for the shoes and insoles to be ready?

Feet Without Pain produces custom-made shoes in up to 3 days; then, they are sent to your home free of charge!

Is the evaluation free?

Our assessment is completely free! We perform a complete analysis of your feet and legs, and you pay nothing for it!

Do we accept medical insurance?

We do not work with insurance because our assessment is completely free! But you can check if your plan somehow refunds you regarding the shoes!



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Mateus Martinez
Mateus Martinez
es Máster en Fisioterapia deportiva por la Universidad de Queensland – Australia. Fisioterapeuta graduado en la Universidad de São Paulo (USP). Es Director de Fisioterapia en Pies Sin Dolor, imparte cursos en el Grupo Terapia Manual y le gusta correr. Profesional con registro en el CREFITO: 162983-F
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