Podiatry (or what was once termed ‘chiropody’) felt is a regularly used padding material to treat a lot of difficulties in the feet. The podiatry felt is a natural substance that is semi-compressed in to the padding with a self-adhesive backing. The felt padding is available in flat sheets which can be then be cut to any form using scissors or it comes in multiple designs as pre-cut pads for different types of foot conditions and different locations about the foot. The protective sheet across the adhesive padding is taken away and the felt pad is stuck to the foot to protect very nearly any painful area to provide that region a rest so the signs and symptoms could be reduced and the condition provided with an opportunity to heal up.
For bunions a big pad the same shape as a donut can be cut and adhered over the joint to get footwear force off the painful bunion. If you have a corn on a toe, then the small pad is often trimmed to sit just behind the painful corn so the footwear puts the pressure over the felt pad and not over the painful corn. This should reduce the symptoms and enable any inflammation to calm down. Pain underneath the ball of the foot can be dealt with by 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 area is. These are only a few examples of the way the adhesive felt pad could be employed to address foot symptoms.
It is often helpful to bevel the sides of the adhesive felt pad using scissors as the pad will stay on the foot for longer. You always must make sure your skin is really clean ahead of taking off the backing of the adhesive and attaching the felt on the foot. Don’t make the error of using a foot cream before putting on the adhesive felt pad. It’s not going to adhere after doing that. Following the felt pad is in place and protecting the painful spot, then it is normally a good option to use a adhesive tape that can help retain the adhesive felt felt pad in place and prevent the edges of the pad getting caught up in the socks whenever putting them on. It is necessary that the felt doesn’t get wet and kept dry if at all possible. When it is, then the adhesive pad can be kept in position for at the very least a few days. Commonly, the podiatry adhesive felt padding needs to be swapped out every few days. These replacements making use of the podiatry adhesive felt padding can be done as long as is required for the painful area to have enough rest to get better.
The podiatry felt is an efficient temporary treatment for a number of foot problems. It is usually not always your best option during the long term. If you think as if you may need something similar to this sort of padding in the long term after a short-term test, then talk about the long term choices with your podiatric physician.