Padding Provides Relief from Bunion Pain

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we know that when the cooler days of fall arrive, more patients will be looking for ways to decrease the pain caused by bunions. Bunions are a deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. They are most often caused by defective foot mechanics but can also be the result of an injury or arthritis. Whatever the reason, when you have a bunion, the big toe begins to move out of place and drift toward the second toe. Over time, the misalignment of the joint causes a bony protrusion to form on the outside of your big toe. During summer months many people are wearing sandals and other open front styles of shoes. When it’s time to go back to wearing closed shoe styles, the pain from a bunion will seem worse than ever.

Products That Can Help

We have several products that can help with bunion pain. Below, we highlight just a few:

Foam Toe Tubes—this product offers a soft, seamless cotton lining surrounded by spongy foam outer layers. These protect and cushion a bunion from the pressure and friction caused by shoes. The Foam Toe Tubes are designed to fit any size or shape toe. They can be cut to the desired length for a perfect fit. A picture instruction sheet is included in every box.

Gel Bunion Cushion—these flexible cushions feature a soft and stretchy loop that fits over your toe with a gel pad that covers the bunion. The Gel Bunion Cushion will conform to the shape of your bunion and will not get tight. It can be used in all types of footwear. Another benefit of these cushions is that they are reusable. Simply wash with a mild soap and water and allow to dry completely to use again and again. Gel Bunion Cushions are available in two thicknesses: regular and extra thick.

Felt Bunion Pad—this slip-on Felt Bunion Pad has a circle cut out that gets placed over the bunion. The sturdy felt keeps pressure off the bunion and provides a barrier between your foot and your footwear.

Gel Bunion Sleeve—this sleeve made of soft, satin fabric provides superior cushioning for bunions. Slip on the gel bunion sleeve over your big toe with ease and get immediate relief from pressure. The soft gel pad conforms to your foot without creating a bulk in your shoe. This product is washable and can be worn on either foot.

These are just a few of the products we offer to help ease the pain and discomfort of bunions. Shop our online catalog to see all of our foot care products. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us by calling (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723) or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store.

Memory Foam Insoles Make Your Feet Say “Ahhh….”

Do you suffer from heel pain or plantar fasciitis? After you’ve been walking or standing for a while, do your feet become tired, weak and achy? At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we have a solution your feet will love: Memory Foam Insoles.

These incredibly comfortable insoles have several distinct advantages:

Memory Fit—because they are made of memory foam, the insoles will mold to the unique shape of your feet. This means you get a memory fit every time after the initial wearing. This custom cushioning will provide a layer of protective comfort for the ball or heel of your foot.

Versatile—Memory Foam Insoles can be used in all type of footwear and shoes, including most dress styles. The insoles are sold in two sizes: Men (8-13) and Women (5-10). Simply trim the insoles to fit the inside of your shoes.

Durable—our Memory Foam Insoles are lightweight and durable. If necessary, the insole can be handwashed using water and a mild soap. Rinse thoroughly and allow the insole to air dry completely. Then, re-insert into your shoe and use again.

As with all foot pads, never place this product on an open wound. Should you experience any discomfort or pain when using the Memory Foam Insoles, discontinue use immediately. Notify your foot doctor as well.

All of our foot products are designed by our experienced podiatrist, Dr. Jill Scheur, so you can trust that they are safe and effective for your foot problems. Founded over 17 years ago, Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads are used by thousands of patients, doctors, hospitals and other medical facilities across the country. You can browse our many products by symptom or by material on our online catalog. Or, visit our store, located in Deerfield Beach, FL.

If you have any questions about our podiatric products, contact our helpful staff by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

3 Ways to Ease Achilles Pain


Your Achilles tendon runs along the back of your lower leg, connecting your heel bone to your calf muscle. Although it is one of the strongest tendons in your body, it is also one of the most frequently injured.

Achilles tendonitis and tendonosis occur when the tendon becomes inflamed. Considered an “overuse injury,” Achilles tendonitis affects both serious athletes and “weekend warriors.” Some activities that put strain on the tendon are running—particularly sprints, which cause you to push off forcefully, stair stepping and hill climbing. Any sudden increase in intensity or duration of repetitive activities that put stress on the tendon can result in inflammation. Symptoms of an Achilles disorder include pain anywhere along the tendon, tenderness and/or a feeling of tiredness or sluggishness in the lower leg.

Relieving and Protecting

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we have 3 ways to help relieve the pain and strain on the Achilles tendon. These products, all designed by a highly experienced podiatrist, can help reduce the strain on the tendon and lessen pain:

  1. Achilles Heel Sleeve—this sleeve fits over your foot and covers it from above the ankle to the middle of your foot. Made of a soft fabric with gel pads inside to cushion the back of the heel area, the Achilles Heel Sleeve protects the affected part of the heel and leg from friction while gently compressing and reducing pressure around the sore areas. The sleeve is washable, and the pads can be re-used over and over again. It comes in 2 sizes, S/M and L/XL, and is suitable for use with all types of footwear.
  2. Heel Lifts—these are often recommended by podiatrists to reduce stress on the tendon while it heals. Heel lifts help your tendon to be stretched less and therefore more relaxed. We offer 3 types of heel lifts: PPT, Cork and Adjustable Heel Lifts, which are made of resilient rubber. With the adjustable heel lifts you can peel off one or two layers to adjust the heel height for maximum comfort. Heel lifts come in various thicknesses and a number of different styles.
  3. Heel Pads—these come in two sizes, J-22 and J-64. Heel pads also offer cushioning for protection and comfort to those suffering with Achilles tendon issues.

To order these or any of our other foot care products, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723) or visit our Deerfield Beach store.

Felt Pads Provide Callus Protection

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we offer many options for callus protection. Although calluses–those thick patches of skin that build up in a particular spot on your foot–look like a problem that is on the surface of the skin, in reality they signal a much deeper problem. A callus forms as a result of repeated pressure and is your body’s way of protecting a sore spot.

Some common conditions that can cause a callus to form include:

How Felt Pads Help

Our J-2 Felt Callus Pads surround a painful callus and reduce pain by transferring pressure from the callus to the cushion. They create a barrier between skin and shoes to help decrease pain and discomfort. The pads come in two sizes: 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch. J-2 pads are also available in a 1/8-inch foam, which also provide excellent off-loading for sore spots. Before using the J-2 Felt pads, we recommend that you talk to your podiatrist. Positioning the pad in the correct place is very important for maximum pain relief and to avoid additional injuries.

Helpful Tips

For best results, first wash your foot and dry completely. Then, carefully separate the pad from the paper backing and apply so that the opening is comfortably placed around the callus or tender area and the cushioning surrounds it. The adhesive backing will keep the pad in place. Warning: Do not place a felt pad on an open wound. If you experience any irritation or discomfort, discontinue use immediately and notify your podiatrist or medical doctor right way. Be sure to remove the cushion for at least 3 to 4 hours a day to allow the skin to breathe.

J-2 Felt Callus Pads are made of non-medicated, medical grade felt and can be used in all styles of footwear. The pads are latex free. They are sold in packages of 100 and can be purchased online. While you are there, be sure to check out all of our other products for foot problems. All of our items are designed by an experienced podiatrist to ensure quality products that fit your needs. You can also visit us at our Deerfield Beach store or contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Providing Support for Ankles

Ankle sprains are a common podiatric injury and at Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that one of the keys to fully rehabilitating an ankle sprain is providing support and cushioning to protect the ankle. An ankle sprain is the result of overstretching the ligaments that support your ankle. When an injury of this type occurs, the podiatrist will most likely recommend that you rest the ankle and perhaps receive physical therapy to help retrain the ligaments and strengthen the muscles that surround those ligaments. It’s essential that while this healing is in process that you not experience an additional ankle twisting injury. Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads offers several products that can help.

Gel Malleolar Sleeve

Malleolar Sleeve Gel

covers your entire ankle and provides protective cushioning. What distinguishes this sleeve from others is the addition of 2 gel discs

positioned on both sides of the medial and lateral malleoli (ankle). These discs cushion and protect the ankle from impact, pressure and potential injury. The Gel Malleolar Sleeve is great to wear with ski boots, cleats, roller blades and other fitness and sports footwear. The sleeve is latex free and one size fits all.


Moleskin Rolls

Moleskin Roll - Cut to size

A top choice of athletic trainers and podiatrists, these rolls provide support to the ankle and prevent additional sprains from occurring while the ankle is healing. The rolls come in 3 convenient sizes: 2-inch, 3-inch and 2-inch cut into 12-inch x 5 yards, so you can custom create the best wrap for your ankle injury. The moleskin has its own adhesive on one side.


J Tape White

Our 100% cotton with rubber based/zinc oxide adhesive tape is a breathable material that is strong yet gentle. It tears easily lengthwise and crosswise. This latex-free tape is preferred for strains, sprains and other conditions that require immobilization with support. It comes in three sizes: 1 inch, 1 ½ inch and 2 inch.


J Ban Tan

J-Ban tape

This cohesive wrap is made of a non-woven lightweight nylon, which is soft, comfortable and porous. It is self-adherent, sticking to itself but not to skin or other materials. It does not constrict but holds well even when stretched, making it an excellent pressure bandage. J Ban Tan is available in 1, 2 and 3-inch widths.


Self-Grip Compression Wrap

self-grip soft beige tape

This unique, self-grip compression wrap provides maximum support and firm compression to ligaments, tendons and muscles. It is ideal for strains, sprains, strappings and tapings. It will stick to itself but not to skin or hair and will not come off in water. It is made of a 98% cotton and 2% latex technology blend.


If you have an ankle injury or chronic ankle condition, contact us at: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723) or shop our online catalog or our Deerfield Beach store for the right product for your condition.