Replaceable Toe Prop
When should it be used?
This pad is a removable version of the toe prop and should be used to reduce your patient’s toe clawing and pressure on the toe apices.
1 First Steps
Take a piece of felt padding, sized so that it will fit underneath the toes and wrap a toe loop around one end of it.
- The two ends of the toe loop should meet and be attached to the sticky side of the pad.
2 Attaching the Pad
Next fold the pad in half, so that the toe loop is encased between the two sides of the prop.
3 Bevel and fit the Pad
Bevel any sharp corners or edges.
You can then slide the toe loop over 1 or more of the toes, with the padded side sitting underneath.
4 Method 2
Another way of making a replaceable toe prop, is by taking a smaller prop and sticking it to the centre of a toe loop.
5 Next Steps
After this, take a piece of tubular bandage and pull it down over the existing toe loop.
6 Fitting the Pad
Wrap the toe loop around the toes and secure with tape.
7 Method 3
Take a longer felt pad and attach a toe loop around one end of it.
8 Roll the Pad
Roll the prop around the toe loop.
- Be careful to avoid catching the adhesive on the toe loop
9 Fitting the Loop
Place the toe prop around the toe, with the padded side protecting the desired area.