Three Toe Prop
When should it be used?
If you have a patient who needs their toes offloading, or generally held straighter, then consider using this type of padding.
1 Fitting the pad
Use a felt prop and cut it into a shape that follows the toes. In the video, Jonathan uses a 5mm semi compressed felt prop in the demonstration.
- The pad should sit just underneath the toes
- Make sure it is bevelled so that there isn’t too much pressure being placed on the plantar fat pad of the foot.
2 Under-bevel the Pad
Start by cutting an under bevel along the bottom (posterior) edge of the pad.
This means you are cutting material from underneath the pad, and will ensure that less pressure is being put on the plantar fat pad.
3 Top-bevel the Pad
After this, flip the pad over and do a top bevel all the way along the remaining anterior side.
4 Final Steps
Peel off the paper backing and secure the pad to the toes. To keep it in place, you can use strapping, or tubular bandage.
If the pad needs to be slightly thicker, then you can use extra prop fillers to add more padding underneath the toes.