What Does Metatarsal Guards Mean?
Metatarsal guards are a form of personal protective equipment (PPE) that protect the top of the foot from compression injuries. They consist of guards that fit over the instep of the foot protecting it from heavy weights. The guards should be used in any workplace where there is a danger of injuries caused by heavy items falling, dropping or rolling onto the top of the foot. They may be manufactured from aluminum, steel, lightweight composites or synthetic materials.