Get 25% Off Your Entire Order—Just in Time for the Holidays!

If you’re having a tough time getting all your holiday shopping done, Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads is here to help. We are offering an incredible 25% of your entire order, with no minimum purchase required. From December 17 through December 24th, simply enter the discount code: ENDOFYEAR18 and you’ll receive 25% of your whole order.

Save on Our Most Popular Products

You can use your 25% off discount to purchase any and all of our foot and ankle health care products. By far, our most popular products are our gel pads. Favorites of our purchasers include:

Gel Ball of Foot Cushions—dramatically reduces pressure when walking or standing. Excellent for those who have calluses, dropped metatarsal head pain, neuromas, fat pad atrophy or metatarsalgia. Pads are self-stick and can be washed and re-used again and again.

Gel Dancer Pads—these soft gel pads cushions are especially helpful with big toe joint pain. Patients who are suffering with hallux limitus and hallux valgus as well as those with metatarsalgia and dropped metatarsal head pain get great relief from these pads. Gel Dancer Pads are available in two thicknesses in or order to ensure a comfortable fit.

All Gel Tubes—got a sore toe? Whether you are experiencing pain due to an ingrown toenail, blister, bunion or other toe problem, the All Gel Tubes will create a barrier between your skin and footwear, thus protecting the painful area. The tube can be cut to any size and is designed for use in all styles of footwear. All our tubes and caps are made of 100% pure silicone and can be used on toes and fingers too.

We offer many other products for all type of foot and ankle disorders. Take advantage of the 25% off to get out felt Corn Pads, Budin Splints, J-tape, Gel Malleolar Sleeve, arch pads, heel lifts and orthotics. To see all that we offer, visit our online catalog or our Deerfield Beach, FL store. Have questions? Contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).  Order today and use your 25% end of the year discount to wrap up your holiday shopping.

Hammertoe Helpers

A hammertoe is a deformity of one or more joints in the second, third, fourth or fifth toe that forces it to bend abnormally into a position that resembles a hammer. A hammertoe is most often caused by a muscle/tendon imbalance caused by structural or neurological changes in the foot. They may start out gradually but get worse over time. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know how painful and uncomfortable this condition can be. We offer several products to help straighten a hammertoe and also to relieve pain caused by friction and pressure on the hammertoe caused by footwear.

Budin Splints—these sturdy yet comfortable foam and elastic splints gently straighten a hammertoe. When the toe is able to lie straight the pain is alleviated in the top and tip of the toe. The toe is thereby prevented from becoming worse and can bear weight normally. Our Budin Splints are available for one, two or three toes. They feature well-padded bottoms which will cushion the ball of the foot and give you extra comfort while standing. The cushions are washable and can be re-used multiple times.

Triple Toe Gel Crest Pad—an alternative to the Budin Splints is this gel pad. It has three loops to hold three toes together and can be used either under the toes or on top of them to straighten toes and hold them in position. The soft, stretchy gel in the Triple Toe Gel Crest Pad is latex free and creates a barrier between the shoes and toes for added comfort and protection.

Wrap Straps—this simple, yet effective product allows for re-positioning of hammertoes (as well as overlapping or crooked toes). Just wrap the strap around the toes that need re-aligning and secure the Velcro at the appropriate tightness. The straps can be custom cut to the length that is optimal for your toes. The soft foam cushioning will relieve irritation and rubbing from shoes on the tops of the toes. Wrap Straps can be worn with nearly all socks and shoe types.

Hammertoe Cushion/Adjustable Gel Crest Pads – which is one of our most popular items, helps support toes which are bent due to hammertoes. These pads are washable, re-usable and available for both left and right toes. These pads can be used in all styles of footwear.

Gel Spreader with Loop – a comfortable gel toe spreader designed to spread, straighten, align and reduce friction between big toe and 2nd toe. It has a soft flexible hourglass- shaped gel toe spreader with a toe loop to help keep it in place.  The gel spreader is applied on the bottom of the toe to help elevate toe to straighten toe/hammertoe and relieve pressure.

1 Toe Gel Crest Padthese pads have multiple uses from preventing overlapping toes to elevating the tips of the toes to relieve pressure at distal tip. These comfortable Premier Gels have a soft stretchy gel loop that is reusable, washable and can be put over tops of toes to hold them down.

Lamb’s Wool – This new product provides natural, breathable air flow to reach affected areas along with additional cushioning that will help reduce pain between the toes.

In addition to hammertoes, we offer products to help alleviate the symptoms of many other chronic foot and ankle conditions. To see all products, view our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach store. You can also contact us for more information by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

“Oh, My Sore Bunion!”

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that patients with bunions suffer even more during the holiday season. Hours of shopping at the mall, standing on long lines at the post office and grocery store, trying to squeeze your feet into festive shoes—all of these activities and longer periods of time on your feet make bunion pain worse.

Reduce the Pain

There are ways to help keep bunion discomfort under control:

  • It’s best to avoid shoes with high heels and narrow toe boxes that squeeze the toes and put extra pressure on bunions.
  • Take breaks, especially when it comes to standing for long periods of time. Put your feet up if possible, but at the very least, get off them and sit for periods of time throughout the day. Yes, it may take a little longer to complete your holiday tasks, but you’ll be able to do more in the long run.
  • Wear your custom orthotic as much as possible if your Podiatrist has prescribed one for your bunion.

Products that Can Help

We offer many products that can help with bunion pain. A sampling of these include:

  • Gel Bunion Cushion – a flexible gel pad that slips easily over your big toe provides superior cushioning over the bunion and feels silky smooth against your skin. The gel pad conforms to the shape of your bunion and gives immediate relief from footwear pressure. Designed for use in all styles of footwear, the Gel Bunion Cushion can be washed and re-used over and over again.
  • Gel Bunion Sleeve – provides superior cushioning over the bunion area and slips on easily over the big toe. Gel bunion sleeves also come in two sizes S/M and L/XL.
  • Spreader with Bunion Combo – this product not only cushions and protects bunions, it separates the toes, encouraging proper alignment. It also prevents the first and second toes from rubbing together, thereby reducing painful irritation between the toes. The Spreader with Bunion Combo is latex free and can be worn on either the left or right foot.
  • Bunion Care Compression Sleeve – slipping over your entire foot, the Bunion Care Compression Sleeve has a large, soft gel pad inside the fabric that protects the bunion from abrasion and pressure. It also releases a medical grade mineral oil to continually moisturize and soften the skin. The pad conforms to your foot and will not create bulk in your shoes. It’s latex free and hypoallergenic.
  • Gel Bunion Night Splint – this product not only reduces bunion pressure and aligns the big toe but also stretches the muscles and tendons to slow down the progression of a bunion. Comes with an adjustable mid-foot binder and gel along the inside with leather on the exterior. Gel Bunion Night Splints come in 2 sizes that fit comfortably on both men and woman.
  • Bunion Night Splint – this splint properly aligns the big toe to reduce the bunion pressure and helps stretch the muscles and tendons to slow down the progression of a bunion. Bunion Night Splint is latex free, comes in two sizes and recommended for surgery recovery immediately following the surgical dressing removal.
  • Felt Bunion Pad – this removable and slip on felt helps alleviate the pressure of the bunion. Can be worn two different ways to accommodate the pressure you are experiencing.

These several products we offer all can help relieve your bunion pain. We also offer products that can help with many other foot and ankle conditions. Shop our online catalog to see them all or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. For more information, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Protecting Feet from Friction and Pressure

November is American Diabetes Month. This disease affects over 30 million Americans with another 1.5 million being diagnosed each year. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that diabetic patients have special requirements for foot health. Poor circulation, often associated with diabetes, makes it difficult for oxygen-rich blood to get to wounds, particularly in your feet, which slows the healing process. Wounds that are difficult to heal are at risk for infection and, in the worst-case scenario, can lead to amputation. For this reason, it’s essential that patients with diabetes avoid sores and blisters. One way to do this is by reducing any possibilities of friction or pressure on the foot. If you have a bunion, hammertoe or other deformity, great care must be taken to ensure that corns are not rubbed raw or excessive pressure is not put on calluses.

Below are some products that can help protect your feet if you are a patient with diabetes:

Metatarsal and Bunion Protector Sleeve —offering two benefits in one pad, the Metatarsal and Bunion Protector Sleeve provides cushioned protection for bunions and also reduces pressure on the ball of the foot. The gel is contained within a soft elasticated forefoot sleeve which keeps the pad comfortably in place. It is available in sizes small and large and will fit either your left or right foot. Sleeves are washable and re-usable. Our Gel Bunion Sleeve also offers superior cushioning and relief from any footwear pressure and is available in two sizes: S/M and L/XL.

Metatarsal Pads—pure silicone gel provides an excellent cushion which increases comfort and protects skin from breaking down. Plantar fat pad atrophy is natural as you age but this can leave the ball of your foot vulnerable to friction and excessive pressure. Other conditions such as metatarsalgia can be relieved with our Gel Metatarsal Pads, our Gel Ball of Foot Cushions or our Metatarsal Pads which are offered in either felt or foam and 1/4 or 1/8 inch thickness.

Felt and Foam Corn Pads—corns form in response to footwear rubbing on the skin. Corns can become irritated and even turn into sores if not protected. Both our Felt Corn Pads and Foam Corn Pads cushion and protect corns. A center hole placed over the corn creates a barrier between foot gear pressure and the corn. An adhesive backing keeps the pad in place.

To see all the products we offer, visit our online catalog or our Deerfield Beach, FL store or contact us for additional production information by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

4 Ways to Shop More on Black Friday

Have you planned out your Black Friday shopping trip? Chances are you’ll want to go to several stores to get the best bargains and a head start on your holiday shopping. But, will your feet cooperate? At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that there are many foot conditions that cause pain, which will slow down or even bring your marathon day at the mall to a complete halt. That’s where we come in. Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads offers many products that can help keep your feet happy and comfortable.

Below are some of our patients’ favorites:

  1. Gel Ball of Foot Cushions—soft Gel Ball of Foot Cushions provide thick cushioning that allows you to offload from sore spots and prevent pain from conditions such as dropped metatarsal heads, fat pad atrophy, neuromas and metatarsalgia. These cushions come in two different thicknesses and can be positioned exactly where most needed. (Consult your Podiatrist if you are unsure of best placement for your condition.) These gel cushions are washable and can be re-used multiple times to get you through the entire holiday season. We also offer an Ultra Thin Ball of Foot Cushions, which are also washable and re-usable.
  2. Corn Pads—there are several foot disorders that can cause a corn to develop, including hammertoes and bunions. These felt Corn Pads have a center hole and when placed over the corn will create a protective barrier that transfers pressure away from the corn. Adhesive backing assures that the pad will stay in place throughout your shopping day. We also have Gel Corn Pads that have a soft fabric sleeve with gel inside that stretches to fit toes.
  3. Gel Hammer Toe Cushions – Adjustable Crest Pad—if you suffer with a hammertoe, a long day of shopping can be excruciating. Our Gel Hammer Toe Cushion – Adjustable Crest Pad makes walking more comfortable and easier because the pads help lift and straighten toes to reduce pressure on the tips and tops of the toes. This pad can also be used to help straighten overlapping toes. An adjustable fabric loop fits any size toe. The pads are latex free and available for the left or right foot.
  4. Callus Protection—annoying calluses can also slow down your bargain hunting. Try our Gel U Shaped Pads, Gel Oval Callus Pads, or our Felt U Shaped Callus Pads to increase comfort while walking or standing by transferring pressure from the callus to the cushion.

We make products to help with many other foot disorders too. See our complete catalog online or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. For more information about our products, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Providing Relief for Ingrown Toenail Pain

Providing Relief for Ingrown Toenail Pain

Anyone who has had an ingrown toenail knows how painful it can be. One edge of the nail begins to grow down and into the skin surrounding the toenail. This causes inflammation, swelling, tenderness and extreme pain. Left untreated, ingrown toenails can also become infected. Although ingrown toenails happen most often to the big toe, they can develop in any toe. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we have two products specifically designed to protect and cushion sore toes while they heal.

Toe Caps to the Rescue

All Gel Toe Caps, Gel and Fabric Toe Caps and Ribbed Gel Toe Caps have a number of excellent features that relieve pain and increase comfort for patients suffering from an ingrown toenail:

  • Padded tips insulate toes from shock and pressure
  • Toe caps slip comfortably over the entire toe with a cushioned fit that’s flexible and not too tight
  • Designed to be used in all styles of footwear
  • Gel slowly releases mineral oil which softens and moistens the skin

The All Gel Toe Caps are available in a variety of sizes with large being for the big toe and then medium (which is best for the big toe on many women), small and mini which can accommodate virtually every man or woman’s toe. The Gel and Fabric Toe Caps can be cut down to custom fit whichever toe you need it for and the Ribbed Gel Toe Caps are available in sizes S/M and L/XL for the 6 packs or XXL for the 2 packs.

Get the Most from Your Toe Caps

Your toe caps can last for many uses with the proper care. To get the maximum life from the caps, we recommend that you hand wash them with a mild soap and water. Rinse completely and then air dry. After the toe tubes are dry, you can lightly dust the gel with talcum powder if the cap feels sticky.

As with all products, do not use toe caps over an open wound. If you experience any discomfort while wearing the caps, discontinue use immediately and notify your Podiatrist.

To see other products Dr. Jill has for other foot ailments, view our online catalog. For questions, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723) or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store.

Turf Toe Requires Special Protection

Turf toe is a sprain of the big toe joint that is often the result of injury during a sport. Most commonly, it happens to football players when they push off hard to start running or to soccer players when they come to an abrupt halt and their toe sticks while their body continues forward. This is particularly likely to occur when playing on fake turf, hence the name turf toe.

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, however, our Podiatrist knows that turf toe is also a condition that can affect more casual athletes like those who run or speed walk for fitness, do gymnastics or any activity that involves repeatedly pushing off with your big toe.

Signs of Turf Toe

Symptoms of turf toe include the following:

  • Pain at the base of the big toe
  • Swelling at the joint
  • Limited range of motion and movement of the joint

If turf toe is the result of repetitive actions, the symptoms may begin slowly and gradually get worse over time. In cases where turf toe is caused by a sudden, wrenching injury, the signs will appear at once and continue to get worse over a 24-hour period.

Dr. Jill to the Rescue

One reason turf toe happens is that patients are wearing shoes that are too flexible and don’t provide adequate support for the activity they are doing. We offer a few products that can greatly decrease the risk of turf toe.

Carbon Stabilizer Plates are inserts that are used to stiffen the sole of your shoe and limit the range of motion of the forefoot to help decrease the flexibility of the shoe. In so doing, they help prevent big toe sprains. The plates are extremely thin—only 1/8” thick—and comfortable to wear. Carbon Stabilizer Plates are latex free and available in men’s sizes 6-15 and women’s sizes 5-12.

Our Spring Steel Insoles are also ideal for preventing Turf Toe and other foot problems requiring a semi-rigid foot bed. We offer Full Spring Steel Insoles as well as Half Spring Steel Insoles and both products are available in sizes for men and women.

In addition, our Moleskin Turf Toe/Bunion Straps are another great product we offer that can also help decrease the risk of Turf Toe.

To see all of the products we make to help with various podiatric conditions, shop our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. Need more information? Contact us today by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Runners Get Help from Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads

Running is a great way to get in shape. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, however, we know that it also can put quite a bit of strain on your feet and ankles. As a runner, there are some precautions you can take to help avoid harm to your feet. These include:

  • Wearing the proper shoes. Running shoes are specifically designed for the motion and stress put on your feet by this activity. Be sure to get professionally measured and fitted and replace running shoes when they are worn out.
  • Warm up. The proper stretches at the beginning and end of your run can go a long way toward preventing injury as well as several chronic foot and ankle conditions.
  • Listen to your body. Always start out slowly and gradually increase your workout as your fitness level increases. If you experience pain, don’t try to run through it. Stop! If the pain is ongoing or acute, contact your Podiatrist to get it evaluated.

Common Runner Problems

Some lower extremity issues commonly associated with running include:

Runner’s Toe—the repeated hitting of the toe up against the front of the shoe can cause the toenail to become bruised and black. Avid runners are also at a higher risk for ingrown toenails. Don’t let a sore toe keep you off the track. Our All Gel Toe Cap and our Gel and Fabric Toe Caps can provide protective cushioning to the toe for increased comfort when you run.

Ankle Sprains—this is a very common injury, especially if you run on uneven surfaces such as city sidewalks or wooded trails. Full rehabilitation of ankle injuries is necessary to prevent weak ankles from becoming a chronic problem. Our Gel Malleolar Sleeve cushions the ankle and protects against impact, pressure and injury. We also offer moleskin rolls and an extensive variety of tapes in various materials and sizes to help ankles stay stable.

Achilles Tendonitis—this condition is prevalent among professional runners and “weekend warriors.” It can result from overuse or from a sudden increase in duration or intensity of your run. Hill running can also inflame this tendon. Try our Achilles Heel Sleeve or one of our heel lifts or pads to help prevent Achilles issues.

We have many other products that can help runners. Visit our online catalog or our Deerfield Beach, FL store or contact us by calling (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723) for more choices.

Need a Little Extra Support?

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we know that low or fallen arches are a serious condition that can affect many aspects of foot health. As a Podiatrist, the designer of our products, Dr. Jill Scheur, has seen many times how biomechanical problems in your foot can lead to debilitating foot conditions. Flat feet (or fallen arches) put additional stress on the plantar fascia and contribute to heel pain. They can cause your foot to overpronate and lead to metatarsalgia and create other issues that cause pain and discomfort in the ball of the foot as well.

Arch Supports

One way of dealing with these types of foot disorders is by correcting the functioning and positioning of the foot. Arch supports are an excellent way to do this. Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads offers several options:

Gel Arch Pads—these soft gel supports feature self-stick cushions for easy application and can be used in all styles of footwear. They come in two different thicknesses, so you are assured a comfortable fit. The Gel Arch Pads are latex free and can be used over and over again. Simply wash and allow to air dry for long-lasting wear.

Arch Steppers—designed with a scientifically contoured arch, these flexible supports provide long-lasting comfort for achy, weak and tired legs. The Arch Steppers come in two sizes and are ¾ length, which means extra room in the toe area. Lightweight and durable, the Arch Steppers have a base that is microbial and anti-bacterial. They can be used in nearly all styles of footwear, including most dress styles.

Arch Binder—this elastic sleeve slides over the arch providing gently yet firm compression. It helps to lift the arch and support the plantar fascia and relieves arch and heel pain. The arch binder also supports the forefoot. One size fits most and it can be worn on either the right or left foot.

Low arches are one of the many foot problems that Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads can help with. To see all of our products, view our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. Need assistance? Contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Help for Crooked Toes

Crooked Toes

Toe deformities are a common condition that Podiatrists treat and we at Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads have many products that can help. Some of the better-known toe conditions that result in a crooked or bent toe are hammertoe, bunion and claw toe. In most cases, a toe moving out of its normal position is the result of a biomechanical malfunction such as a muscle tendon imbalance. This can be a hereditary condition or the result of an injury or a joint disease. Wearing shoes that don’t fit properly can make toe issues worse.

Footwear, however, is a problem regardless when it comes to crooked toes. Shoes are not designed to accommodate toes that are bent or out of place. Patients with these disorders find they also experience secondary pain and discomfort from the friction and pressure caused by a shoe on the deformed toe.

Below are some products that can help straighten toes and relieve pain:

Budin Splints—constructed of sturdy yet comfortable foam and elastic materials, a Budin Splint gently straightens a bent toe, allowing it to lie straight. This stops the friction on the top and tip of the toe and relieves pain from blisters and corns. We offer Budin Splints for one, two or three toes. This product allows patients to bear weight normally and can help prevent hammertoes from getting worse. Budin Splints are latex free.

Toe Separators—for toes that are pressing up against each other and trying to overlap, we have soft foam separators that compress easily and slip between your toes to cushion sore spots. Toe Separators prevent toes from rubbing against one another.

Triple Toe Gel Crest Pad—this comfortable pad made of soft, stretchy premier gel can hold 3 toes in place and prevent them from overlapping. Worn with the toe crest under the toes, it lifts up the tips of the toes to straighten and align them properly. Worn with the toe crest on top of the toes, it can hold 3 toes down and keep them straight. When used this way, it also can provide a protective barrier between the toes and the shoe.

These are just a few of the many products we offer to help with crooked toes. For more information, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723) or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store.