Silicone Combination Pad
When should it be used?
Silicone can be used to make any shape, including complex designs where multiple different pads are built into one device. In this example, Jonathan combines a toe prop, interdigital wedge, and dorsal crescent.
1 Mix the Silicone
Take a piece of semi-compressed felt and cut a pad to the shape of the middle 3 metatarsals.
The paper backing needs to be facing away from the foot to make it replaceable.
2 Create the Dorsal Crescent
Flatten the silicone slightly with your fingers and place it over the top of the toe, creating a dorsal crescent.
3 Create the Interdigital Wedge
Next, bring the silicone down between the toes to create an interdigital wedge.
4 Create the Toe Prop
Lastly, complete the device by folding the remaining silicone around the bottom of the toes, creating a prop.
5 Shape the Device
Lightly tap the silicone into the desired shape using your fingers.
Make sure that underneath the foot, there’s no extra pressure being placed on the fat pad anteriorly.
6 Leave to Set
Leave the pad to set, at which point it can be taken off and placed back on the foot.