Sue Ferguson
Chiropodist and Podiatrist in Tenterden, Kent
Chiropody and Podiatry Clinic
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Orthotic Modifications

 

Custom made Orthotics can be modified to treat different conditions and injuries

Metatarsal Pad
Metatarsal Pad
A domed shaped poron pad to lift and spread the metatarsal bones. Used to treat dropped metatarsals, metatarsalgia, interdigital neuroma, hallux valgus, excessive callus.
Mortons Extension on Orthotic
Morton's Extension
A 3mm poron pad placed under the 1st metatarsal phalangeal joint to the toe. This raises and slightly immobilises the big toe. Often used for hallux rigidus.
Rearfoot Extrinsic Post
Rearfoot Extrinsic Post
Extra firm posting material added to the plantar surface of the orthotic heel to further stabilise and invert the foot
Vinyl Sandwich
Vinyl Sandwich
A 1 mm vinyl cover underneath the forefoot of the sulcus or full length orthotics to add rigidity to the topcover. Useful for running or tennis shoes where reinforcement is needed.

Hard Medial Flange
Hard Medial Flange
The medial border of the orthotic is extended vertically upwards to stop the foot rolling inwards. Used for severely pronated feet to stabilise the sub talar and mid tarsal joints.

Hard Lateral Flange
Hard Lateral Flange
The lateral border of the orthotic is extended vertically upwards. Used for severely supinated/inverted foot types to increase stability and help prevent inversion sprains.
Full Heel Cushion
Full Heel Cushion
A 3 mm thick poron pad covering the entire heel area. Used for plantar fasciitis to provide additional rearfoot shock absorption.

1st Metatarsal Cut-Out
1st Metatarsal Cut-Out
The shell is cut out under the 1st metatarsal phalangeal joint to slightly plantarflex the 1st ray and pronate the forefoot.

Heel Spur Pad
Heel Spur Pad
A horseshoe shaped poron pad in the heel cup area. Designed to lift the heel off the orthotic to relieve the pressure of a centrally located spur.

Reinforced Arch
Reinforced Arch
A 10mm poron arch fill on the plantar surface of the orthotic. To add rigidity to the orthotic.

Reverse Mortons Extension
Reverse Mortons Extension
A poron pad placed under 2-5 metatarsal heads to take the pressure off the 1st metatarsal phalangeal joint.
Heel Raise
Heel Raise
An extrinsic heel lift added to the underside of the orthotic, made from extra-firm posting material.
Medial Rearfoot Skive
Medial Rearfoot Skive
An intrinsic grind 15 deg into the medial side of the positive cast to a depth of 2mm, 4mm or 6 mm to intrinsically correct for over-pronation. Used with an extrinsic rearfoot post and a deep heel cup.
Lateral Rearfoot Skive
Lateral Rearfoot Skive
An intrinsic grind 15 deg into the lateral side of the positive cast to a depth of 2mm, 4mm or 6 mm to intrinsically correct for excessive supination. Used with an extrinsic rearfoot post and a deep heel cup.
Extra Padding under Topcover
Extra Padding under Topcover
An additional layer of padding between the topcover and the orthotic shell running the full length of the orthotic. Useful for patients who need additional shock absorption or cushioning.
Extrinsic Forefoot Post to Sulcus
Extrinsic Forefoot Post to Sulcus
Extra firm posting material added to the distal part of the orthotic shell. Used to stabilise, invert or evert the forefoot.
Deep Heel Cup on Orthotic
Deep Heel Cup
A deep heel cup to give greater stability for severe over-pronators.
Extrinsic Forefoot Post
Extrinsic Forefoot Post
Extra firm posting material added to the distal part of the orthotic shell. Used to stabilise, invert or evert the forefoot. For whole foot pronators.
Forefoot Pad to Sulcus
Forefoot Pad to Sulcus
A soft 3mm poron pad placed at the distal end of the orthotic. Used for patients who require extra cushioning under the metatarsals.
Sub Metatarsal Accommodation
Sub Metatarsal Accommodation
A 3 mm poron pad placed at the distal end of the orthotic and cut away under the specified metatarsal head. This offloads the specified metatarsal and balances the forefoot. Used to accommodate severe corns, calluses and dropped metatarsals.
Neuroma Pad
Neuroma Pad
A teardrop shaped pad placed at an interdigital space to spread the specified metatarsal. Used for interdigital neuromas and intermetatarsal bursitis if metatarsal pads have not helped.
 
   
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Sue Ferguson, BSc (Hons), MChS
Chiropody and Podiatry Clinic
2 St Benets Court
Tenterden
Kent
TN30 6QS
United Kingdom
Email: mail@sueferguson.co.uk
Tel: 01580 765546
Fax: 01580 764214
 
 

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Date last updated: 17 November, 2013