Valgus Pad

When should it be used?

If your patient needs help to engage the windlass mechanism of their first metatarsophalangeal joint, then consider using this pad.

1 First Steps

Start by marking the bony landmarks of the foot that you’ll need to shape this pad around:

  • The first metatarsal head
  • The second to fifth metatarsophalangeal joints
  • The edges of the arch
  • The styloid process

2 Shaping the Pad

Cut and bevel a pad into the specific shape shown in the picture to the right.

  • The pad is designed to be shaped around the first metatarsal head.
  • Its length should reach the bottom (posterior) edge of the arch.

3 Final Steps

Remove the paper backing and secure the pad to the foot.

  • The top bevelled edge should sit along the second to fifth metatarsophalangeal joints.
  • The bottom of the pad should sit in line with the edge of the arch.
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