I found this article, I haven't actually tried it, but it appears the the muscles just may not be working because i haven't used them in a long time. i will try the exercise and see what happens.
Toe Exercise Article (the last paragraph i believe).
Posted By andy on August 24, 2005 at 15:46:45:
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.