Valgus PMP 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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