Large U Pad

When should it be used?

If your patient requires specific parts of their foot offloading then consider using a large U shaped pad.

1 First Steps

Start by cutting a pad into a crescent shape and bevel the sides all the way around.

2 Cutting the U Shape

Next, with your scissors off centre (as far as required depending on the size of the area being offloaded) and at a 45 degree angle, start making a U shaped cut into the pad.

  • You should be moving the pad not the scissors when cutting.

3 Placing the Pad

Peel off the paper backing and attach the pad to the foot, in the desired location that potentially needs offloading.

  • In the demonstration Jonathan places the pad around a plantar fibroma.
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