How to Perform a Semmes Weinstein Neuropathy Skin Test

How to Perform a Semmes-Weinstein Neuropathy Skin Test

Use a Semmes-Weinstein Monofilament Wire 5.07 10g

1. Have the patient in a sitting position with shoes and socks off.
2. Explain to the patient that you’re screening/testing for neuropathy (loss of skin nerve feeling).
3. Touch the Semmes-Weinstein 5.07 nylon monofilament wire to the patient’s arm to show what the touch feels like.
4. Tell the patient to respond “Yes” each time he or she feels the pressure of the 5.07 monofilament wire on the foot during the exam.
5. Tell the patient to shut their eyes during the exam.
6. Hold the monofilament wire perpendicular to the patient’s foot. Press it against the foot, increasing the pressure until the monofilament bends into a C shape. (The patient should sense the monofilament by the time it bows.)
7. Hold the monofilament in place for about 1 second. Press the monofilament to the skin so it buckles at one of two times as you say “Time one” or “Time two.” Have the patient identify at which time he or she was touched. Randomize the sequence of applying the filament throughout the examination.
8. Locations for testing: On both feet, use the first, third, and fifth metatarsal heads and plantar surface of the distal hallux and third toe. Avoid callused areas.
9. Record response on foot screening form with “+” for Yes and “–” for No.

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Teri Green

Atlas Biomechanics

We produce  Semmes-Weinstein Monofilament Wire 5.07 10g Neuropathy Diabetic Testing Kits, 20 Disposable Filaments

 

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Doughnut Callus Pads, The Circle Foot Pad

Doughnut callus foot pads are round circle foot cushions that off load painful areas. We produce them from either medical grade felt of foam. They have skin adhesive on one side to allow the foot pad to stick all day.

Doughnut circle callus pads can be used from plantar foot lesions or any other areas needing off loading. Many patients use them to cushion bunions, bunionettes and pump bumps. Some use our round callus foot pads to off load and cushion sesamoids in sesamoiditis.

The round callus cushion will disburse weight bearing forces. They also will prevent friction of shoe gear rubbing on boney areas.

ring callus

Teri Green

Atlas Biomechanics

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Carboplast Carbon Stabilizer / Insole Plates to Limit Fore-Foot, Mid-Foot Metatarsal Joints & Turf Toe

Carbon Stabilizer Plates Insoles, Full Length

Carboplast Stabilizer / Insole Plates to Limit Fore-Foot, Mid-Foot Metatarsal Joints & Turf Toe

Used to stiffen the sole of the shoe.
Limits Range of Motion of the Forefoot and Midfoot.
Makes shoe Non-Flexible.
Extremely thin carbon stabilizer plate insole, 1/8″ thick.
These carbon insole plates are constructed to Limit Dorsiflexion at the metatarsal joints and mid-foot .
Immobilizes toe joints to prevent it from bending during walking and sports.
Puncture resistant

Indications of the Carbon Insoles- Full Stabilizer Plates
– Problems requiring a Rigid or Semi-Rigid foot bed
– Turf Toe
– Hallux Limitus / Hallux Rigidus
– Forefoot Pain
– Metatarsalgia
– Cuboid Syndrome
– Freiburg’s Infraction
– Bunionectomy
– Foot Stability Post-op
– Shin Splints
-Foot Fractures

Carboplast plates are easy to fit and finish and can be customized by grinding or heat molding. They can be heated and reformed by using convection ovens at a temperature of 400 degrees , F for 3-7 minutes.

carbon

Teri Green

Atlas Biomechanics

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Gel Foot Pad Cushions, How to make them last for months

Gel foot pad cushions can be re-used and stay sticky for months. The gel used in Atlas Biomechanics’ foot pad cushions are designed to be self-adhesive and reusable. With proper care, they can be re-used for months.

Our gel foot pad come in different shapes for different uses. We produce a

U shaped callus pad

Oval shaped callus pad,

Dancer’s / Sesamoid pad,

Arch pads,

Ball of Foot / Metatarsal cushions.

Self Adhesive, Reusable Gel Foot Pads

Soft gel cushions are superior in reducing pressure while providing comfort to the foot.

They are self-sticking cushions, which can be washed and reused over and over again.

Excellent foot pads cushions for long lasting comfort.

-Self Sticking

-Re Usable for Months

-Medical Grade Gel

-Made in USA

Directions:

-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.

 

So with proper care, Atlas Biomechanics’ gel foot pads can last for months.

Teri Green

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Puncture Resistant Steel Insoles

Puncture-resistant steel plate insoles help prevent sharp objects such as nails to penetrate into the foot. Steel Stabilizer Plates Insoles, Full Length

Steel Stabilizer Plates Insoles, Full Length

Stabilizer / Insole Plates to Limit Fore-Foot, Metatarsal Joints & Turf Toe

Used to stiffen the sole of the shoe.
Limits Range of Motion of the Forefoot and Midfoot.
Makes shoe Non-Flexible.
Extremely thin steel stabilizer plate insole, 1/8″ thick.
Comfortable and durable felt top cover.
These steel insole plates are constructed to Limit Dorsiflexion at the metatarsal joints.
Immobilizes toe joint to prevent it from bending during walking and sports.

Indications of the Spring Steel Insoles- Full Steel Stabilizer Plates
– Problems requiring a Rigid or Semi-Rigid foot bed
– Turf Toe
– Hallux Limitus / Hallux Rigidus
– Forefoot Pain
– Metatarsalgia
– Cuboid Syndrome
– Freiburg’s Infraction
– Bunionectomy
– Foot Stability Post-opturf-insole-full
– Shin Splints

Puncture Resistant with 1/8″ steel plate

Teri Green

Atlas Biomechanics

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Felt Callus Foot Pads, An Inexpensive Treatment Option

Felt foot pads cushions are an inexpensive treatment option for many consumers. It can help prevent surgery and more expensive treatment alternatives. How can foot callus be prevented? Atlas Biomec…

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Felt Callus Foot Pads, An Inexpensive Treatment Option

Felt foot pads cushions are an inexpensive treatment option for many consumers. It can help prevent surgery and more expensive treatment alternatives. How can foot callus be prevented?

Atlas Biomechanics manufacturers a full line of medical grade felt foot pads. These include U shaped callus pads, Oval callus pads, Dancer’s / Sesamoid pads, Corn pads, Ball of Foot / Metatarsal pads and Morton’s Neuroma pads.

How can foot callus be prevented?
1. Eliminate ill fitting shoes. Shoes can be either too tight causing pressure or too loose causing friction. Either way, by wearing a proper fitting shoe will help decrease callus formation.
2. Eliminate high heel shoes. High heel shoes will cause your toes to be pushed up (dorsiflexed) and shifts the bottom fat pad off the metatarsal bones. If one must wear high heel shoes, wearing a callus pad or metatarsal pad will help.
3. Wearing socks. Socks will cushion the foot, preventing the friction and pressure causing foot callus.
4. Correct abnormal gait. If one walks, jogs or runs different then the pressure or friction will cause a callus. Wearing a corrective orthotic such as our heat mold orthotic will help decrease callus formation.
5. Prevent callus formation by wearing a callus pad to the affected area. Foam, felt or gel callus pads redistribute pressure and friction off the callus area.

 

Teri Greenring callus

Atlas Biomechanics

 

About Atlas Biomechanics:  We are a woman owned sports medical manufacturer of foot pads, heel lifts and heat moldable orthotics.

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