Gel Sesamoiditis Pad, Re-Usable and Self Sticking

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Gel Sesamoiditis Pad, Re-Usable and Self Sticking

Sesamoid pad from Atlas Biomechanics is a medical grade gel foot cushion designed to treat sesamoiditis. Our proprietary gel allows the foot pad to stay sticky with a self-adhesive that is reusable up to six months.

Some patients and physicians also call our sesamoiditis pads, Dancer’s Pads. Pain in the sesamoid is common with dancers.

To make our gel cushions sticky again, just hand wash them with warm soapy water and allow the pad to air dry.

Directions for use of Atlas Biomechanics’ Gel Sesamoiditis Pad:
-Apply gel foot pad to clean, oil/cream free and dry foot.
-Place gel foot cushion directly to skin.
-Remove gel foot protector at night to allow skin to breathe.
-Remove by gently peeling away from skin.
-Hand wash with warm soapy water and air dry to allow pad to get sticky again.

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Sesamoid cushions from Atlas Biomechanics is a medical grade gel foot pad designed to treat sesamoiditis.

Teri Green

Atlas Biomechanics

 

About Atlas Biomechanics: We are a woman-owned sports medical manufacturer of Gel Reusable Foot Pads, Heel Lifts and Heat Moldable Orthotics.

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How to use Moleskin in your medical practice.

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How to use Moleskin in your medical practice.

Moleskin has many medical and industrial uses. In this blog, I will discuss how to use moleskin for medical purposes. Moleskin is made from a cotton felt that has been shaved thin. Atlas Biomechanics’ moleskin is medical grade and has an adhesive backing.
How to use Moleskin Pads for Medical Uses:
1) Blister Protection: If any area of your feet is getting constantly red or you have had previous blisters, moleskin is ideal in preventing the blister. How to use moleskin to prevent a blister is easy. First, identify the area in question. With a scissor cut the moleskin a little larger than the area and apply the moleskin.
Another way to prevent blisters is to apply the moleskin directly to the shoe. This will decrease the amount of friction causing the blister. Make sure to change the moleskin once the edges begin to curl up.
Once a blister has formed moleskin can also be used. Using a scissor cut a donut to protect the blistered skin. Do not puncture the blister. The donut opening should be the same size as the blister, with surrounding protecting moleskin.
2) Slipping Shoe: How to use moleskin to prevent slippage of a shoe heel. This happens especially with women’s dress shoes, such as flats and heels. Women with narrow heels will slide out of the back of the shoe. There are two ways to use moleskin to prevent heel slipping. One is to apply one or more layers to the back of the shoe to basically bring the shoe in closer to the heel. Apply the moleskin towards the top edge. Another way to use moleskin to prevent shoe slippage is to apply one or more layers of moleskin on the topside of the toe box. This forces the shoe onto the foot.

3) Callous and Corn Prevention: Moleskin can be used to prevent callous and corns. Callous, the thick skin on the plantar aspect of the foot and corns, the thick skin on the dorsal aspect of the foot are due to the repeated friction of the shoe or ground on the skin. The skin tries to protect itself by growing more skin. Cut the moleskin a little larger than the callus or corn and apply. Make sure to change if the edges begin to curl.
4) Sports Injuries: Moleskin can be used in place of athletic tape. Moleskin has a heavy cloth and makes a sturdy base for most sports taping jobs.
Atlas Biomechanics offers Moleskin in wholesale discount packs. Hope you learned how to use moleskin.
Teri Green
Atlas Biomechanics 

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Steel Insole for Treatment of Freiberg Infraction Avascular Necrosis

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Which heel lifts are the most common in post hip and knee replacement surgery with unequal limb length?

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Which heel lifts are the most common in post hip and knee replacement surgery with unequal limb length?

Patients with hip or knee replacements can experience an unequal limb lengths post surgery. One of the most common and simple post-op treat option is to dispense a heel lift into their short leg’s shoe. An inexpensive in shoe heel lift can help eliminate the post-op replacement pain in the ankle, knee and lower back.

Proper evaluation of the short leg is essential for proper dispensing of the heel lift. Most physicians and physical therapists go a little less than the true limb length discrepancy.

According to a suvey among our dispensing medical practitioners the most common heel lift heights for post hip nad knee replacement surgery is:

3mm (1/8″) Heel Lift: 18%

6mm (1/4″) Heel Lift: 34%

9mm (3/8″) Heel Lift: 32%

12mm (1/2″) Heel Lift: 16%

The ratio of Cork / Rubber Heel Lift compared to our EVA / Rubber Heel Lift is about even with cork at 54% and eva 46%.

Patients with hip or knee replacements can experience an unequal limb lengths post surgery and a proper fitted in shoe heel lift can help with the discomfort.

Limb Length Discrepancy and Heel Lifts

Teri Green

Atlas Biomechanics

 

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