Metatarsal Shaft Pad

When should it be used?

A metatarsal shaft pad can be used in the management of common conditions that cause metatarsalgia. It can also be used to assist with straightening a hammered or clawed toe.

1 First Steps

Start by cutting a semi-compressed felt pad approximately the same length as the metatarsal and width as the corresponding toe, then top bevel it

2 Rounding the corners

If you feel it would be beneficial then round of the corners of the pad.

3 Cutting a crescent

Cut a small crescent into one end of the pad.

The side of the pad with the crescent will sit just behind the metatarsal phalangeal joint.

4 Final Steps

Peel off the paper backing and apply the pad to the foot.

If you feel it needs to be secured then consider using strapping.

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