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).

Corns Signal Foot Problem

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we offer several products that help protect and cushion painful corns. However, a corn is almost always a secondary condition—meaning that it’s a problem caused by another foot problems. In order to obtain long-lasting relief, it’s important to get to the root cause of a corn. These small, circular lesions with a hard center that resemble a kernel of corn in their appearance are the result of repeated pressure on the skin. Oftentimes patients with toe deformities such as bunions, hammertoes and claw toes will develop corns in places where the deformity is causing part of the foot to press unnaturally into footwear. Without treating the primary problem, it’s impossible to permanently get rid of a corn.

While you undergo treatment, however, we can help. Featured here are some of the many products we make that can help reduce pain from corns:

Self-Adhesive Gel Corn Pads—these circles of soft gel have a cutout center that gets placed over the corn. Self-Adhesive Gel Corn Pads off-load pressure and create a barrier between shoe and skin.  The self-adhesive back sticks to skin but can be easily removed. Washable and reusable, these pads will last for many weeks.

Gel and Fabric Toe Cap—another approach is to use our Gel and Fabric Toe Cap which slips over the entire toe. Perfect for easing the pain and discomfort of hammertoes and ingrown toenails, these cushions are designed to be used in any style of footwear. They also provide mild compression to help control swelling if it is present. Toe caps can be cut to fit, and any excess length can be used to make a gel toe cushion for smaller toes. As an added bonus, these soft, expandable gel pads release mineral oil moisturizers onto the hardened skin to help soften it.

Toe Separators J-44’s Foam —choosing the most effective corn protector will depend on where on your toes your corns are located. For corns that occur because toes press up against each other, try our Toe Separators J-44 Foam ½ inch. These thick foam separators slip comfortably between the first and second toes and gently holds them apart. Toe Separators J-44 Foam ¼ inch are great for all other toes.

Want to see more of our foot care products? Visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store or view our online catalog. We look forward to serving your foot health needs. Contact us at: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Help for Ankle Problems

Patients with chronic ankle instability frequently experience the feeling that their ankle may give way at any moment. While walking on uneven surfaces, stepping off a curb, going down the stairs or sometimes even just standing still the ankle may turn unexpectedly, causing pain and potentially a sprain. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know these patients who have previously injured their ankles still want to maintain an active lifestyle, participating in sports and fitness activities. If you experience chronic ankle pain or weakness, or are recovering from an injury we have products that can help:

Gel Malleolar Sleeve—two discs of soft gel cushion both the medial and lateral sides of the ankle. Contained in latex-free fabric, they protect the ankle from impact, pressure and injury and provide support as well. Gel Malleolar Sleeve can be worn inside ski boots, cleats, roller blades and virtually any other type of sport shoe or boot. It comes in one size that will fit either the left or right foot. The sleeve is washable (by hand) and can provide long-term help with ankle problems.

J-Tape—our 100% cotton tape with a rubber-based zinc oxide adhesive is breathable and strong, yet gentle. It provides excellent immobilization with support and is preferred for strains and sprain. The tape is latex-free and tears easily both lengthwise and crosswise. J-Tape comes in  1-inch, 1.5-inch, and 2-inch sizes.

Self-Grip Compression Wrap—this unique, self-adhering tape provides maximum support and firm compression to ligaments, tendons and muscles. Self-Grip Compression Wrap will not stick to skin or hair and it will not come off in water. It is ideal for strains and sprains and for taping and strapping.

J-Ban Cohesive Wrap—this lightweight nylon wrap makes an excellent pressure bandage. It is self-adherent, made of non-woven material that sticks to itself but not to other materials or skin. J-Ban Cohesive Wrap holds well (even when stretched) but does not constrict. It is easy to hand tear cleanly with no exposed threads. J-Ban comes in 1- inch,  2-inch and 3-inch widths.

We offer a wide variety of products for all type of foot disorders. View our online catalog or contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723). You can also visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store.

How to Take Care of Toe Troubles

They may seem small, but if you have a toe that’s hurting, here at Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads understand it can be a big painful problem. We take it for granted when we walk, and our toes are what helps us push off and take a step. Toes also help us with our balance. Relief from toe pain is essential for staying active. Below are some of our top toe products:

Carbon Stabilizer Plates—patients who play sports on turf fields, like football and soccer, are at a particular risk for a condition known as turf toe. Coming to a very short stop or pushing off with extreme force can cause an injury to the big toe joint. Carbon Stabilizer Plates worn inside your shoes stiffen the sole of the shoe and limit the range of motion of the fore and midfoot, making the shoe less flexible to prevent overextending. These plates are also useful for patients that have hallux limitus, arthritis and metatarsalgia, among other conditions.

All Gel Toe Cap—if you’ve ever suffered with an ingrown toenail, you know how tender and painful it can be. Enter the All Gel Toe Cap with superior padding and soft gel tip to cushion and protect a hurting toe. Corns, hammertoes and toe injuries are other podiatric conditions that can benefit from this product. These pads are washable and reusable for long wear and are designed for use in all types of footwear.

Triple Toe Gel Crest Pad—if you suffer with hammertoes, the Triple Toe Gel Crest Pad will bring relief in two ways. The soft, stretchy premier gel can hold three toes together to keep them aligned with a toe crest pad on the bottom. With the toe crest on the top it helps hold toes down and straighten them while at the same time providing a cushioned barrier between toe tops and footwear.

Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads feature products to deal with all types of foot disorders. To see all of our products, view our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. For more information, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Why You Should Try Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads

If you are recovering from a foot problem or surgery or you suffer with a chronic podiatric condition, it’s time you find out what thousands of people have discovered: Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads can provide excellent and reliable relief. Below are reasons why we are your first and best choice for products to help with your foot problems.

We offer products to treat all podiatric conditions. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we offer hundreds of products that are specially designed to protect painful areas of your feet and also aid with treatment. We have innovative and economical solutions for plantar fasciitis, corns, calluses, hammertoes, bunions, Achilles tendonitis, arch issues and ball of the foot pain. Whatever foot problem you are suffering with, we have multiple products that will help.

Our products are created by a Podiatrist. Dr. Jill Scheur is the “Dr. Jill” who has designed and created our products. A skilled Podiatrist, Dr. Jill found while working with patients in her practice that there was a real need for high quality foot pads at affordable prices. We know our products work because an expert Podiatrist is behind them.

Doctors and hospitals trust our products. A vast network of over 12,000 hospitals, Podiatrists and other medical professionals use our foot pads and padding supplies. These expert recommendations can give you assurance that the products you choose will work.

It’s convenient to shop our online catalog. You never have to leave the comfort of your home to find the best products for your podiatric needs. Our vast selection contains gel pads, moleskin, foam, cork and felt. We also have a wide variety of tapes and wraps to meet all your foot health care needs. If you wish, you can shop in person at our Deerfield Beach, FL store.

We offer great customer support. If you have questions about any of our amazing products, you can always reach us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723). Our friendly and knowledgeable customer service staff is ready to help you.

Ouch! Calluses Can be Painful

A callus is thickened area of skin on your foot that forms to protect an area of your foot. Although they appear to be on the surface, many times calluses develop due to problems much deeper in your foot. Regardless of their cause, we at Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads know that calluses can be so painful that they can make even simple daily activities like standing and walking excruciating. That’s why we offer many products to treat this problem.

Foam Callus Pads—these pads are designed with a center hole that is meant to surround the callus and protect it from pressure. Made of soft foam, these pads feature a self-adhesive backing to keep them in the right spot. Foam Callus Pads are designed to increase comfort while walking and standing and can be used in all styles of footwear.

Gel U-Shaped Pads—looking for a reusable pad to protect your callus? The Gel U-Shaped Pads can be washed and re-used multiple times. The soft gel cushions calluses to protect and prevent pain. The U-shape surrounds the sore area and transfers pressure away from the callus. Self-stick cushions are easy to apply and position for maximum comfort.

Moleskin Sheets—these soft, flannel padded cushion sheets can be custom cut to fit the callus that is causing you pain. Moleskin Sheets are non-medicated and have an adhesive backing that keeps the pad in place. Designed for use with all types of footwear, these pads are comfortable to wear under socks and hose.

Other products that we offer to aid with relief from painful calluses include: Felt Callus Pads J-2 1/8 inch, U-Shaped Felt Callus Pads 1/8 inch and U-Shaped Foam Pads ¼ inch among many others.

We offer products for any foot pain or discomfort you may be experiencing. To view all of our products, go to our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. If you have questions about callus pads or other products, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

5 Popular Foot Products

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we specialize in products that help relieve foot pain and discomfort for many different foot problems. Our products work because they have been designed by a Podiatrist. Dr. Jill Scheur felt a strong need to provide top quality foot pads at reasonable prices to patients, Podiatrists and other medical professionals. For over 17 plus years we’ve been manufacturing Gels, Felts, Foams ,Moleskin, and much more! (Making us your complete Foot Pad source!)

Our excellent products are available in our Deerfield Beach, FL store or online. See our online catalog to view a complete listing of all our products. Below is a sampling of 5 of our most popular foot products.

Gel Dancer’s Pad—a soft gel pad cushions the ball of the foot and reduces pressure by shifting weight from any of the metatarsal heads. Gel Dancer’s Pad is designed with a cut out that surrounds the painful area and relieves stress, tenderness and pain. It can be used for Fat Pad Atrophy, Hallux Limitus, Metatarsalgia and Calluses, as well as any condition that causes pain in the ball of the foot. It can be used in all styles of footwear. Simply apply the self-stick pads to your clean, dry foot.

Gel Hammer Toe Cushions – Adjustable Crest Pad—patients with hammertoes often suffer with a secondary issue of corns on the tops and tips of toes. Gel Hammertoe Cushions provides comfort and support to toes which are bent from this deformity. They lift and straighten the toes, reducing pressure on the tops of the toes. These pads are available in left or right and can be used in all styles of footwear. They are washable and can be re-used over and over again.

Budin Splint – Single Toe—constructed of sturdy but comfortable foam and elastic materials, the Budin Splint gently straightens a hammertoe, helping it to lie straight. This allows you to bear weight normally and eliminate bulges in tops of footwear. It also alleviates pain on the top and tip of the toe.

Corn Pads – Felt—made of non-medicated, medical grade felt, these Corn Pads have a center hole that is placed over the corn to create a barrier from footwear and transfers pressure away from the corn. Adhesive backing keeps the pad in place.

Metatarsal Pads ¼ Inch Felt—Latex-free felt Metatarsal Pads come straight or beveled edge to address all the metatarsal heads in your foot. A smaller version Metatarsal/Neuroma Pad J-43 is also available.

If you have questions about these or other products, contact us today by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Prevention and Relief for Ingrown Toenails

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we know that an ingrown toenail can be extremely painful and debilitating. The most common cause of ingrown nails is improper nail care. It is essential to trim nails straight across and not too short. Do not file toenails with rounded or curved edges. This can make it easy for skin to fold over the nail and start to become ingrown. Other possible causes of ingrown toenails include:

  • Heredity
  • Trauma, such as stubbing your toe or a heavy object falling on it. Also, activities that cause repetitive pressure and banging to the toe such as running or kicking sports can encourage ingrown nails.
  • Nail conditions such as fungal infections
  • Improperly fitting shoes. Shoes or socks that are too tight or shoes with narrow toe boxes that squeeze toes together can also cause ingrown nails.

Getting Relief

Your Podiatrist will recommend the best treatment for your ingrown toenail. It may be suggested that you start by soaking your nail in warm water several times a day and trying to gently massage the nail out of the skin—never attempt to cut the nail out! In some cases, a minor surgical procedure may be performed in the Podiatrist’s office to remove the nail’s border or root.

While you wait for your ingrown toenail to heal, we can offer relief from pain with the following products:

All Gel Toe Cap—a soft gel cap slips over your entire toe to ease discomfort and provide cushioning for painful nails. All Gel Toe Caps come in four sizes to fit any toe on men or women. These caps are designed to be used in all styles of footwear. They are washable and can be reused multiple times. An added benefit:  the All Gel Toe Cap releases mineral oil which softens and moisturizes the skin surrounding the nail.

Gel and Fabric Toe Cap—this cap is made of gel and fabric and is intended for all toes except the big toe. Like the All Gel Toe Caps, these Gel and Fabric Toe Caps provide comfortable cushioning and insulates the toe from shock and pressure. They also provide gentle compression which can help control swelling. We also offer this product in a package of 6.

To see all the products we have to help hurting feet, view our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. Have questions about any of our products? Contact us at: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).