At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that there are multiple reasons why patients may suffer with heel pain. The most common is plantar fasciitis. With this disorder, the ligament the runs from your toes to your heel in the bottom of your foot becomes irritated or inflamed (most often from faulty bone structure in the arch of the foot). When the plantar fascia is inflamed, extra pressure and pain in the heel is the result.
There are other causes of heel pain as well. Arthritis, tendonitis, nerve disorders and stress fractures are other possible causes of discomfort in the heel. Your Podiatrist will conduct a physical examination of your foot and may also order x-rays or other imaging studies to determine the source of your pain. The treatment for your heel pain will depend on its root cause.
Products that Can Help
In the meantime, however, if your foot doctor has not told you to stay off your foot completely, we can offer some products that will help protect your heel and ease your pain.
Heel Grips—made of 1/8-inch sponge rubber, our Heel Grips hug your heel to prevent it from slipping around inside the shoe. It also provides cushioning for tender, sensitive heels. Heel Grips have a peel n’ stick adhesive backing that makes them easy to fit in your shoes.
Gel Heel Cup—your hurting heel will feel like it’s floating on a cloud of soft gel with our Gel Heel Cup. This product provides superior relief for tender heels with every step for long-lasting comfort even when you need to be on your feet for a long period of time. The Gel Heel Cup is available in three sizes to fit every foot. It is a washable and re-usable pad that can be worn over and over again.
Gel Heel Pads—cushioned gel pads are designed for use in all styles of footwear. These Gel Heel Pads have a velvet soft top cover which offers additional comfort. They are latex-free and washable for repeated use.
Large Foam or Felt Heel Pads—These heel pads are made of felt and fits most men and women’s shoes. These pads are latex free and help alleviate heel pain.
Small Foam or Felt Heel Pads – our most popular pads, will fit most men and women’s small size shoes. Latex free as well and these pads really cushions the heel to minimize pain.
Cork Heel Lifts –This heel lift comes in two different types of thickness and comes in a variety of sizes to fit most shoes. Latex free and a breathable cork material which helps cushion the heel to reduce pain.
PPT Heel Lift Cushions – made of a comfortable cushion that comes in 3 convenient size. These heel lift cushions help to slightly raise your heel which helps take the additional pressure off.
Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads offers products that bring relief for many common foot conditions. To see all our products, view our online catalog or visit our store in Deerfield Beach, FL. Feel free to contact us for more information about our foot products by calling: 866-FOOT-PAD.