The bruising is blood that has drifted to the surface. Certainly being on your feet, gravity pulls more blood to the area. People think sitting with their foot ona chair is elevated, but it is not. Elevation higher than the heart is what works. You should always discuss your concerns with your doctor.
Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on February 11, 2006 at 12:37:54:
The proprietary gel also provides extra protective padding to help comfort the pain caused by metatarsal soreness. May be used for relieving the burning sensation under the metatarsal heads, calluses and tarsal fat pads.