Silicone Toe Prop
When should it be used?
If your patient requires pressure removing from the base of their toes, or their toes straightening, then consider using a silicone toe prop.
1 Mixing the Silicone
Fold the silicone base around the catalyst and begin rolling into a ball, until it starts to firm and is evenly mixed.
2 Moulding the Prop
Mould the silicone around the base of the toes.
- In this example, Jonathan secures the prop around the second and third toes.
- Make sure the prop doesn’t extend too far over the tops of the toes.
- Ensure that the sides of the prop aren’t too thin, as the device will wear out quicker.
3 Leave to set
Leave the device to set, and then remove it from your patients’ toes.
4 Final steps
Once the silicone has set, using a scalpel, carefully remove the ridge that will have formed on the base of the device. This will help to avoid any skin irritation or bruising when the patient stands on their foot with the prop in place.