Health and Fitness

What can podiatry felt be used for?

Podiatry (or which used to be called ‘chiropody’) felt is a regularly used padding product to take care of a lot of issues in the feet. The podiatry felt is a natural product which is semi-compressed into the padding with a self-adhesive backing. The felt padding can be purchased in flat sheets which could be then be trimmed for any shape by using scissors or it comes in a variety of designs as pre-cut pads a variety of kinds of foot issues and also different positions about the foot. The protective sheet over the adhesive padding is taken away and the felt pad is adhered to the foot to shield almost any painful location to allow that location a rest so the pain could be relieved and the problem provided with an opportunity to get better.

For hallux valgus a large pad in the shape of a donut can be cut and stuck over the joint to get shoe pressure off the painful hallux valgus. When there is a corn on a toe, then a small pad can be trimmed to sit just simply behind the painful corn so that the footwear pushes over the felt pad and not over the painful corn. That should alleviate the symptoms and let any inflammation to subside. Pain below the ball of the foot may be handled using a adhesive felt pad that goes over the ball of the foot and a cavity is trimmed in the adhesive pad where the painful spot is. These are simply some situations of the way the adhesive felt pad may be used to take care of foot conditions.

It is often important to skive the edges of the adhesive felt pad using scissors as it will stay on the foot for longer. You always must make sure your skin is really clean prior to removing the backing of the adhesive and firmly sticking the felt on the foot. Don’t make the error of using an emollient cream ahead of putting on the felt padding. It's not at all planning to adhere after doing this. After the felt padding is in place and shielding the painful spot, then it is ordinarily a good option to use a adhesive strapping that will help hold the felt pad in position which will help prevent the sides of the pad getting caught up in the hosiery whenever using them. It is important that the adhesive felt does not get wet and kept dry if possible. When it is, then the pad might be kept in position for at the very least several days. Normally, the podiatry felt padding needs to be swapped out every couple of days. These replacements using the podiatry adhesive felt padding can be carried out so long as is required for the problem to get enough protection to improve.

The podiatry felt is a great quick treatment for a number of foot disorders. It is often not necessarily your best option during the long term. If you feel as if you may need something like this kind of padding in the long run following a temporary test, then talk about the long run possibilities with your podiatric doctor.