Metatarsal Bar Pad
When should it be used?
If you have a patient who needs their metatarsal heads offloading, then consider using a metatarsal bar pad.
1 First Steps
Start by cutting the pad, so that its shape follows that of the metatarsal heads.
2 Bevel the pad
Next you want to cut a top bevel all the way around the pad.
3 Final Steps
Peel off the paper backing and apply the pad to the foot.
- Make sure that the top bevel is placed over the top of the metatarsal heads.
- The thickest part of the pad should be just behind the metatarso phalangeal joints.
- If you feel it needs to be secured, then consider using strapping.