Metatarsalgia Causes Ball of Foot Pain

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we know if you are experiencing severe pain in the ball of your foot or the area between the arch of the foot and your toes, you may have metatarsalgia. This condition occurs when a nerve between the metatarsal bones becomes inflamed. Metatarsalgia has a wide variety of causes, including:

  • Injury
  • Being overweight
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Poorly fitting footwear
  • Standing for long periods of time on hard floors
  • Arthritis
  • Foot deformities

Pads Can Bring Relief

Whatever the reason behind your metatarsalgia, we know that your primary concern is getting relief from the inflammation. Below are three products that will lessen pain and allow you to continue your daily activities while you heal.

Gel Metatarsal Pads

A soft gel cushion reduces pressure on the ball of the foot while walking or standing. Gel Metatarsal Pads also help minimize calluses. The soft, durable gel loop is soft and stretchy and will not get tight. Pads are available in two sizes: Regular Thickness and Double Thick Center. Designed for use in all styles of footwear, these latex-free pads can be washed and re-used multiple times.

Poron Metatarsal Pads

Made of Poron medical urethane these pads provide excellent cushioning and biomechanical support. The Poron Metatarsal Pads skives, buffs and burrs easily. The thickness will remain constant and the pad will not flatten or bottom out. The back is fully adhesive for accurate placement. Available in multiple sizes.

Flat Gel Metatarsal Strap Cushion

An incredibly comfortable gel cushion is inside tan colored fabric which wraps around your entire forefoot. Offering superior cushioning, this versatile product has no toe seam so in addition to easing ball of foot pain on either foot, it can also be positioned to protect bunions. Flat Gel Metatarsal Strap Cushion is latex-free and re-usable. Hand wash with mild soap and water and allow to air dry for many hours of ball of foot pain relief.

We look forward to serving all your foot pad needs. See all of our products in our online catalog. Please contact us if you have any questions at: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Summer Fun Can Cause Achilles Tendon Problems

Summer often means time for vacation and leisure activities, as well as taking advantage of nicer weather for outdoor fun. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, however, we know that extra exertion, particularly if you are used to a more sedentary lifestyle, can cause inflammation of the Achilles tendon. This long tendon that runs down the back of your lower leg from your calf muscle to your heel can become irritated due to overuse or sudden exertion. Left untreated, it can lead to debilitating pain and disability. The best way to avoid Achilles tendon issues is by gradually increasing physical activity and resting when the tendon feels sore. People who have flat feet have a higher risk of developing Achilles tendonitis.

Your Podiatrist will be able to prescribe the best treatment for your Achilles issues. While you heal, we have a few products that can be of help.

Achilles Heel Sleeve—slip on this supple fabric sleeve which contains a soft gel pad inside and you’ll experience immediate relief for your sore tendon. The Achilles Heel Sleeve protects the back of the heel from friction and provides gentle compression to reduce pressure around the hurting area. The pads in this product are washable and can be re-used many times. Latex free, it is designed to be worn with all styles of footwear. The Achilles Heel Sleeve is also helpful if you are suffering with Haglund’s Deformity.

Sore heels are often a byproduct of Achilles tendon problems. Heel pads and lifts are two solutions for relieving pain and stress on the heels. We offer several varieties:

Adjustable Heel Lifts—three layers of resilient rubber are 1/8-inch thick and can be peeled off one at a time to adjust to the perfect heel height to give you maximum comfort.

Felt Heel Pads—we offer these in a variety of sizes for men and women. The heel pads come in several different configurations and are latex free. See styles J-64 and J-22.

To see all of our products, view our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. Have questions? Contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

4 Products to Help with Bunions

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that bunions occur when the joint at the base of a toe moves out of place and begins to drift toward the next toe. This happens most commonly to the big toe but can also occur with the pinky toe. Although this is primarily a biomechanical defect in the structure of the foot, wearing shoes with tight, narrow toe boxes can speed the progression of bunions. Your Podiatrist will know the best way to treat your bunion. In the meantime, we have several ways to help:

  1. Spreader with Bunion Combo—when it comes to bunions, the Spreader with Bunion Combo does double duty for the health of your foot. It separates and aligns the toes into proper position while at the same time cushioning and protecting the bunion. It also prevents the first and second toes from rubbing against each other, eliminating painful irritation and the possibility of
  2. Bunion Care Compression Sleeve—another versatile product is our Bunion Care Compression Sleeve. A large, soft gel pad encased in a soft satin fabric sleeve that slips over your foot gives immediate relief to the pressure of footwear. It is also helpful in reducing scarring after surgery and provides compression to the forefoot and midfoot. The sleeve is latex-free, hypoallergenic and can be washed and re-used over and over.
  3. Gel Tailor’s Bunion Pad—bunions that develop on the little toe are known as Tailor’s Bunions. To give cushioning over the bunion we’ve created the Gel Tailor’s Bunion Pad which slips easily over your little toe. It creates a barrier between the bunion and your shoes and is made of premier gel with a very soft and stretchy loop that allows it to fit comfortably over your toe. Designed for use in all styles of footwear, this pad is washable and fits either the left or right foot.
  4. Gel Bunion Sleeve – our most popular seller is the Gel Bunion Sleeve, which comes in a tan satin fabric that provides a comfortable fit on either foot and gives immediate relief from footwear pressure. This washable and re-usable sleeve provides a superior soft gel pad inside the fabric that conforms to your foot and does not create bulk in your shoes.

If you have foot pain, we have a product that can help. View our online catalog to see all our products or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. For more information, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

In Recognition of Arthritis Awareness Month

May is Arthritis Awareness Month and at Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we know how debilitating the condition can be. Arthritis can strike a patient of any age, sex or race. Currently, it’s estimated that 50 million adults in the United States and 300,000 children have some form of arthritis. The term arthritis actually covers over 100 different joint disorder. One in particular, rheumatoid arthritis, can result in crooked toes and other toe deformities such as hammertoes and claw toes. The best treatment outcomes for crooked toes occur when they are treated in their early stages and are still flexible.

Maintaining Proper Alignment

We offer several products that can help you keep toes that are moving out of place better aligned. Our Gel Buddy Splint separates crooked or overlapping digits using two soft stretchy loops with a spacer in between. It’s made of premier gel and latex-free. A versatile product that can be used to relieve pressure by elevating the tips of toes or keep toes from overlapping is the 1 Toe Gel Crest Pad. This product can be washed and re-used multiple time.

Alleviating Pain

Another problem when toes begin to bend or become deformed is pain caused by friction from shoes and from rubbing and pressing up against one another. Our Foam Toe Separators are soft and malleable. They cushion sore spots between toes and bring relief from the irritation caused when one toe rubs on another. The separators are made of non-medicated, medical-grade foam and are designed for use in all footwear styles. If you need both friction reduction and straightening, our Gel Spreader with Loop takes care of both issues. Designed specifically for use between the big toe and the second toe, this soft, flexible hourglass-shaped toe spreader features a look to keep it in place.

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads our aim is to provide relief and help with all types of foot disorders. Check our online catalog to see all of our products or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Plantar Fasciitis Relief

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that heel pain is one of the most debilitating podiatric conditions for patients to deal with. Plantar fasciitis, a common culprit of heel pain, can have a few different causes. Whatever the source, however, wearing non-supportive footwear on hard, flat surfaces increases the strain on the plantar fascia and increases heel pain and discomfort. Fortunately, we have several solutions that can help cushion and protect hurting heels.

Plantar Fasciitis Arch Sleeve

This comfortable elastic sleeve contains a gel pad that can be positioned comfortably in the arch of the foot to provide support and relieve heel pain. The Plantar Fasciitis Arch Sleeve is also helpful in reducing strain on tendons and shock absorption, helping tired aching feet and preventing the foot from rolling. It can be worn with or without shoes for long-lasting comfort.

Gel Heel Cup

When you put a Gel Heel Cup in your shoe your foot will say, “Ahhhh….” This cup allows your heel to float on a soft cushion of gel and achieve superior relief for tender heels, especially if you need to stand for long hours. These heel cups are washable and can be re-used over and over again. They are designed to be used in all styles of footwear. They are also helpful in relieving discomfort caused by heel spurs, calluses and fat pad atrophy on the bottom of the heel.

Arch Binder

By providing gentle compression to the arch of the foot, the Arch Binder comfortably lifts and supports the plantar fascia with its elastic sleeve. This helps to relieve pain in both the arch and heel. The Arch Binder slips over the foot like a sleeve, allowing for comfortable positioning. It also offers plenty of support to the forefoot. Universal in size, it fits either the left or right foot. This product is washable and can be used many times with proper care.

Don’t suffer needlessly. View all of our products designed to relieve pain and support healing from your foot and ankle disorders. To learn more about our products, visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store or contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Neuromas Need Cushioning for Comfort

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that the discomfort in the ball of the foot caused by a neuroma can be quite debilitating. This normally benign condition, which occurs when a nerve becomes inflamed or enlarged, usually between two toes on the bottom of the foot, and can result in severe pain, numbness, tingling or burning. Patients who have this condition should avoid high heels and shoes with narrow, pointy toe boxes as these exert excessive pressure on the ball of the foot. To relieve pain and make it possible to stand, walk and go about other normal daily activities while the inflammation subsides, it’s best to find ways to cushion the affected area. We offer several products that can help, including:

Gel Ball of Foot Cushions—one of our most popular products, self-stick, Gel Ball of Foot Cushions reduce pressure while walking or standing. These pads of soft gel are available in two thicknesses which can be placed directly over the neuroma or behind it, as your Podiatrist recommends. These are designed for all styles of footwear and provide long-lasting comfort. The pads can be wash and reused multiple times.

Ball of Foot Cushion–Ultra Thin—satin fabric with a gel cushion inside slips over the foot, wrapping around the forefoot for superior cushioning. Position the gel pad where comfortable and the satin material strap will hold the pad in place. One size fits most and this product is universal, meaning it can be worn on either the left or right foot. The Ball of Foot Cushion is washable and re-usable.

Metatarsal/Neuroma Pads – J-43 Felt ¼ Inch—these small felt pads are meant to address one metatarsal head at a time and can be precisely positioned to relieve pain using the adhesive back to hold it in place. These Metatarsal/Neuroma Pads are latex free and available with straight or beveled edges. They are sold in packages of 100.

To see all of our foot health products, view our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. Have questions? Contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

10 Reasons to Shop Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads

When your feet hurt, you want relief. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we know our products are the best. Here are 10 reasons why you will want to make us your first and last stop for all your foot pad needs.

  1. Our products are made of high-quality materials and they work. Whether you are looking for items made of our soft gel, cork, foam, moleskin or felt, we make our products out of the most excellent materials. We also offer an extensive selection of tapes and wraps. Check out the testimonials from satisfied customers on our website.
  2. All of the items we sell were designed by a Podiatrist. Jill Scheur discovered the need for high quality foot pads at lower prices. Because she is a foot doctor, Dr. Jill’s products are precisely created to fill particular foot needs in the most effective, safest way possible.
  3. Professionals believe in us. We have a network of over 12,000 podiatrists, hospitals and other medical professionals who currently use our foot pads and padding supplies.
  4. We have an extensive product list and we can provide relief for common conditions such as plantar fasciitis, bunions and ingrown toenails.
  5. Our products are made in the USA.
  6. We offer same day shipping on most products.
  7. You can use any major credit card to pay for your order.
  8. Our customer service can’t be beat. If you have questions about any of our foot health items, contact us toll free by calling 866- FOOT-PAD or 866-366-8723. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be able to answer questions and guide you toward the products that will best help your particular condition.
  9. If you are the kind of patient who wants to see items in person, we also have a store you can visit in Deerfield Beach, FL.
  10. We offer free shipping for all orders over $25.

So, what are you waiting for? Visit our online store today and get moving toward relief of foot pain and discomfort.

Arch Support is Essential for Foot Health

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that without good arch support your entire foot suffers. In fact, lack of arch support is a leading cause of arch and heel pain. Plantar fasciitis and heel spurs are two conditions that can develop if you have flat feet. Although your Podiatrist should evaluate your feet and determine the cause of fallen arches and any necessary treatment, we offer some products that will help bring relief for this condition.

Arch Steppers—scientifically contoured to support your arch at its most efficient height, our Arch Steppers help eliminate pain and provide comfortable, long-lasting support for tired, weak and achy arches. Flexible and durable, these supports are designed to be used in all styles of footwear (even dress shoes) and will provide months of relief for collapsed arches, flat feet and plantar fasciitis. They are available in sizes for men and women.

Arch Binder—this elastic sleeve provides gentle compression to the arch and comfortably lifts and supports the plantar fascia, bringing relief to pain in the arch and heel. The Arch Binder slips over the foot like a sleeve and offers plenty of support for the forefoot. The Arch Binder is washable and can be used on either the right or left foot.

Gel Arch Pads—soft gel enables the foot to maintain proper position, provides excellent support for fallen or weak arches and helps with problems related to pronation. Self-stick cushions make application easy. The Gel Arch Pads come in two thicknesses to ensure a comfortable fit in any style of footwear. These latex free pads can be washed and re-used over and over again.

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads if you are experiencing foot pain or discomfort, chances are we have a product that will bring you relief. To see all of our products, view our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. Questions? Contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Hammertoes? We Can Help

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads all of our products are designed by an experienced Podiatrist. That’s why we know that foot doctors treating patients with hammertoes have two goals: alleviating painful symptoms and helping to straighten the bent toe or toes. Below are products we offer that can help with this common condition.

Pain Relief

The telltale shape of the bent hammertoe results in irritation on the top of the toe due to friction and pressure from wearing shoes. In fact, many patients with hammertoes also develop painful corns on the tops of the affected toes. Products designed to help protect sore areas include:

All Gel Toe Caps—soft gel provides cushioning and comfort with this product that slips over the entire toe. Available in four sizes to fit any toe, the All Gel Toe Caps are washable and can provide many days of relief. These pads provide protection from pressure and shock. As an added bonus, the gel slowly releases mineral oil which moisturizes the skin of the toe.

Gel EcoGel Tubes Ribbed—these ribbed tubes are fully lined with gel and perfect for protecting underlapping toes and corns. The small size of the Gel EcoGel Tubes are perfect for hammertoe sufferers. The tubes are latex free and come two to a package.

Correction

Hammertoes are a progressive condition and left untreated, the bend in the toe can become rigid and inflexible. We have products that help straighten and align the toe or toes that are bent.

Budin Splints—made of comfortable but well-padded foam, the Budin Splint gently straightens a hammertoe, allowing it to lie straight. Budin Splints are available for one, two or three toes and give immediate relief from pressure from footwear. These washable and reusable splints fit either foot, and they are designed to work with most shoe styles.

Triple Toe Gel Crest Pad—this versatile product can be used two ways: worn underneath the toes it can lift the tips and help stretch toes into proper position or, wear with the crest on top to hold 3 toes down and straight. It also provides a barrier between the toes and shoes. The Triple Toe Gel Crest Pad is made of soft, stretchy premier gel and is latex free.

We have products to help all types of podiatric disorders. See our online catalog for all products we offer or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. For more information, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Celebrate National Foot Health Awareness Month

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month and we at Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads urge patients to pay attention to their feet. Inspecting your feet regularly will help you spot changes in skin and toenails, growths, lumps, wounds or other unusual symptoms that signal a podiatric problem. Foot pain is also not normal and should be diagnosed and treated by a Podiatrist.

Once your foot doctor tracks down the cause of your discomfort and prescribes the proper treatment for your podiatric condition, you need to protect the affected part of your foot or ankle during the healing process. That’s where we can help. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we offer products that help with many foot disorders (see our complete catalog online). Below is a sampling of products to help alleviate foot pain and protect vulnerable areas.

Achilles Heel Sleeve—patients with Achilles tendonitis appreciate the gentle compression that is applied to the back of the heel area with the Achilles Heel Sleeve. A soft gel pad inside the sleeve protects the sore tendon and prevents friction. It’s latex-free and designed to be used in all styles of footwear. The pads are washable and can be re-used over and over.

Gel Bunion Cushion—superior cushioning over the bunion area is provided by the Gel Bunion Cushion giving immediate relief from footwear pressure. These premier gel bunion cushions have a very soft and stretchy loop that slips easily over the big toe and will not get tight. Pads are available in regular and thick styles.

All Gel Toe Cap—although easily taken care of by your Podiatrist, few conditions are more painful than the ingrown toenail. Our All Gel Toe Cap is soft and slips over the entire toe. It has an extra padded gel tip to ease discomfort and protect the toe from shock and pressure. An added bonus—the gel slowly releases mineral oil to soften and moisturize the skin on the toe. The toe caps are available in four sizes to ensure a comfortable fit.

To learn more about these or other products that protect your feet, visit our Deerfield Beach store or contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).