Swanfoam Plantar Cover
When should it be used?
If you have a patient who needs the ball of their foot cushioned then considering using a swanfoam plantar cover pad.
1 First Steps
Cut a piece of swanfoam into shape, so that it covers the ball of the foot, reaching just underneath the toe webbing.
2 Bevel the Pad
Bevel the pad all the way around to prevent any edges putting extra pressure on the foot.
Note it is a bit tricker to bevel swanfoam than it is felt, so take extra care when completing this step.
3 Final Steps
Peel off the paper backing and attach the pad to the foot.
Jonathan recommends applying strapping, as swanfoam doesn’t adhere quite as well as felt pads.