Double Wing Plantar Cover
When should it be used?
If you have a patient who needs two of their metatarsal heads offloading then consider using a double wing plantar cover.
1 First Steps
Cut a pad to the shape of the ball of the foot, making sure it aligns to the base of the toes.
You should top bevel the pad.
2 Cutting the Wing
Make a wing, using an under bevelled cut, into the area of the pad where the metatarsal head needs offloading.
In the demonstration Jonathan is offloading the first metatarsal head.
3 The Double Wing
Cut another wing into the opposite side of the pad.
In the demonstration Jonathan is offloading the fifth metatarsal by doing this.
4 Final Steps
Peel off the paper backing and attach the pad to the foot. Proceed to apply more strapping so that it remains in place.