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w. M. SYCHOLL.
PAD FOR FOOT TREATMENT.
APPLICATION FILED AUG.28, I9l6.
1,288,225. Patented Dgc. 17, 1918.
pairs WILLIAM M. SCHOLL, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
PAD FOR FOOT TREATMENT.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 17, 1918.
Application filed August 28, 1916. Serial No. 117,211.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, WILLIAM M. SOHOLL, a c tizen of the United States, residing at Ch cago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pads for Foot Treatment, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in corn and bunion shields.
One of its objects is to provide a pad, for relieving pressure of the shoe upon the affected area, that will not decrease the flexibility of the wearers foot.
Another object is to provide a pad of cheap construction, readily made in various sizes and shapes differing in detail, for efficient fitting of individual cases, and one that will effectively retain its positlon with respect to the foot under all conditions of use.
ther and further obyects of my invention will become apparent from the following description, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, wherein- Figure 1 is a bottom plan view of a pad;
Fig. 2 is a top plan vlew thereof;
Fig. 4: is an end elevation of the pad.
The pad, generally indicated at 10, I make preferably of a single piece of flexible, fibrous, elastic material, such as rather stiif felt, shaped suitably by die-bending and skiving the crown and recess surfaces. The pad is formed to taper from one end to an abrupt shoulder at the other end and in the high end is formed a cavlty or recess to receive the bunion crest or corn, said cavity opening to both the end and the bottom of the pad. Thus, from a marginal portion 11, about semi-ellipsoidal in plan, and terminating at one end at the abrupt shoulder 12, the crown or upper surface of the pad curves up smoothly, both toward the longitudlnal axis and toward the shoulder 12; the curves being greater or less of course according to variations in the desired thickness of the pad in proportion to its length. The underface of the pad is preferably flat, as at 14 at its curved end, and at the shoulder end a recess or cavity 15, preferably semi-circular or semi-ovate in plan, and with a concavely curved upper surface, 16, is cut into the pad, opening to the bottom and to the pad-end.
For many purposes it IS desirable to cut away, semicircularly, as at 17, the thin wall Fig. 3 is a section on line 33 of Fig. 2;
between the crown surface and the crest of the recess 15, so that at its thicker end the pad provides two horns 18, arched in transverse elevation as shown in Fig. 4.
In use the pad is preferably worn under the stocking. Its fiat surface 14 may be adhesive-coated if desired, but usually this is not necessary. The skinless, fibrous crown surface of the felt affords a good frictional resistance to displacement, and the conformation of the pad tends to prevent its shiftmg under walking conditions. The pad is applied, say to a bunion at the great toe joint, with the body of the pad lying along the side of the foot in rear of the bunion and its horns 18, 18 straddling the node of the bunion. The shoe pressure is adequately removed from the afiected painful area, yet the joint may flex unobstructedly, and the pad, since it does not materially change shape or alinement of its parts under such joint-fiexure, is not subject to be shifted from its intended position.
It it ill be apparent that changes in detail may be made in the embodiment of my invention without departure from its spirit and within the scope of the appended claims.
What I claim is:
1. A bunion or corn shield comprising 1 body thick at one end and tapering toward the other end, said body having a recess in its thick end, thereby, reducing the thickness of the body gradually and uniformly toward the thin end.
2. A bunion or corn shield comprising a body thick at one end and tapering toward the other end, said body having a recess in its thick end to reduce the thickness, and said recess openin both to the bottom and the end of said bo y.
3. A bunion or corn shield comprising a body thick at one end and tapering toward the other, said thicker end having longitudinally projecting horns, and there being a recess open to the end and another recess open to the bottom of the body, in said thicker end of the body.
a. A pad of homogeneous fibrous material providing a semi-ellipsoidal body having a crown surface rising curvingly from the margins at the sides and one end to a crest at the abrupt thicker end, said thicker end having a recess formed therein to reduce the thickness and leaving the curved surface intact.
5. A. pad of homogeneous fibl'ous materiel provldmg a senn-elhpsoldal body henng LL crown surface rising eurvingiy r0111 the mediate the ends said pad having an open- 10 mg iormed therem through the crest of the pad to the recess, c'lividing the abrupt end of the pad into horns.
In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing witmesses- WVILLIAh/I 1V1. SCHOLL.
In the presence of- STANLEY 3V. COOK, MARY I ALLEN.
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