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felt

wool, or wool/synthetic mix of various thicknesses (2, 5, 7 mm) and compressive qualities (semicompressed, compressed) spread with adhesive mass; shaped and applied to the foot as clinical padding (or fixed to a temporary insole) to realign non-fixed joint deformity, deflect pressure from painful areas, realign areas within the foot, and act as a carrier of medicaments (see Table 1)
Table 1: Functions of clinical padding materials
MaterialFunction
Compressed feltTo apply moderate leverage to a segment of a foot, such as a forefoot or rearfoot wedge
Semicompressed feltTo protect vulnerable tissues and reduce the rate of reformation of hyperkeratotic lesions, such as after the enucleation of corns, by cutting a U, a wing, a cavity or a hole in the padding material to correspond to the site of the lesion
To reduce compression on soft tissues imposed e.g. by ground reaction forces and underlying bony prominences
To substitute for lost or atrophic tissues, e.g. overlying a bony prominence
To carry a medicament, e.g. where salicylic acid paste is applied to a lesion by locating the medicament in a cavity within the semicompressed felt pad
Felt and foamTo combine the benefits of both semicompressed felt and polyethylene foam in one material
Polyurethane foamsTo cushion an area lightly
To infill a cavity, wing or U in a semicompressed felt pad
Polyethylene foamsTo provide a degree of cushioning, e.g. where soft tissues have undergone atrophy
To infill a cavity, wing or U in a semicompressed felt pad
Fleece/fleecy webTo aid retention of a small sterile gauze dressing
To reduce friction at the skin surface, after local callosity has been debrided
To reduce shear stress in areas of tissue subject to bursa formation

felt

woollen fabric used as lining for harness.

Patient discussion about felt

Q. how can I know if a lump I felt is breast cancer or just a normal one? Yesterday I felt a lump in my right breast, a small one, is there a way to know if it’s cancerous or not? I don’t want to do a lot of fuss over nothing, you know, spending few days going to sea a gynecologist, doing mammography and all that.

A. Your part in self diagnosis ended when you found a lump. Now it’s the Doctors time to check it up.
Here are couple of sites that might help:
http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/DS00328/DSECTION=tests-and-diagnosis
I hope it’s not breast cancer.
Good luck

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I waited a weary time, and you never came: I don't know whether my impatience made me think so, or whether the large fire burning made the room really as hot as I felt it to be -- I only know that, after a while, I passed through the curtains into the inner room, to try the cooler atmosphere.
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I felt the box of matches in my hand being gently disengaged, and other hands behind me plucking at my clothing.
Arthur felt there was not air enough in the room to satisfy his renovated life, when he had read that passage in the letter.
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He felt very tired, and hunger was gnawing at his entrails, but he could not sit still; he was constantly afraid of being spoken to by a policeman.
The diagnosis seems in every case to correspond exactly with all the sensations that I have ever felt.
A thousand times during that month and a half while he felt himself drawn nearer and nearer to that dreadful abyss, Pierre said to himself: "What am I doing?
For an instant he felt that the struggle, was causing a queer contortion of his mobile features, but with a good effort he resolved it into nothing more offensive than a merry smile.
Though he still felt some warmth from the tea he had drunk and from his energetic struggle when clambering about in the snowdrift, he knew that this warmth would not last long and that he had no strength left to warm himself again by moving about, for he felt as tired as a horse when it stops and refuses to go further in spite of the whip, and its master sees that it must be fed before it can work again.
I tasted once more the momentary rapture of our last kiss; I felt once more the pang of sorrow that wrung me when I had parted with her and found myself alone in the street.