Chiropodist and Podiatrist in Tenterden, Kent
Chiropody and Podiatry Clinic
|LOCATION: Home | Topic of the Month | Felt pad for painful corn on little toe||Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
Registration No. CH16194
Items you will need to buy
Chiropody felt – at least 5 mm thick
Scissors that are sharp enough to cut through the chiropody felt.Making the chiropody felt pad
Take a large sheet of chiropody felt and cut a small rectangle (about 2 x 4 cm). Remove a small piece of the felt as shown below, trim the corners to leave a crescent shape. Chamfer the edges and then trim further using a pie crust effect on the outside of the felt pad.
Prepare the skin
Make sure the skin is clean and dry. Do not apply foot cream. If you have recently applied foot cream to the area the felt pad might not stick to the skin.Place the pad on the little toe
The aim of the felt pad is to deflect the pressure away from the corn. Place the pad in the correct place for your toe and particular corn. If you place the pad on top of the corn or too near the corn you might increase pain in the area.
Cover the area with hypoallergenic tape
Carefully place tape over the felt pad. Do not wrap the tape completely around the toe because you might hinder the blood circulation to the toe.
It is OK to get the area wet in the bath or shower. Remove excess moisture from the felt pad by gently patting the area with a towel.
For more chiropody tips look on my work blog www.footstar.co.uk
If the area on your toe is infected with a bacterial infection rather than just a corn or hard skin then it might be red, swollen, very painful, throbbing and/or hot. If the toe is infected you should see your GP or a chiropodist or podiatrist as soon as possible. If you are diabetic or have other medical problems you should not self treat and should urgently seek treatment.
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