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.