How to Make A Sesamoid Pad

Jenny L Sanders DPM

Sesamoiditis can be a challenge for the physician and patient alike.

A simple way to alleviate sesamoiditis is to fabricate an offloading sesamoid pad and attach it to the underside of your patient’s sock liner or shoe insole. In just a few minutes’ time, you can fabricate a sesamoid pad and provide relief for this annoying, painful condition. We use these pads on a daily basis and it is nothing short of revolutionary.

Whether patients have sesamoiditis or a sesamoid fracture, helping them get off the injured part can go a long way toward facilitating healing and getting them back to regular shoes or their sport.

The following video shows you how to do this. I use ¼-inch Plastazote but adhesive felt can also be an option.

To watch the video, access http://youtu.be/IkmNX6tkZiw .

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