At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that few toe conditions are more painful than an ingrown toenail. As the nail grows down and into the skin surrounding the nail bed, the toe becomes red, swollen, warm and incredibly tender and painful. Once the nail actually breaks the skin, there is the possibility for infection too. Ingrown toenails can have several causes including:
- Improper trimming—cutting toenails too short and rounding the edges encourages nails to become ingrown
- Tight shoes and socks—footwear that is too small for your feet squeezes toes together and makes ingrown nails more likely
- Heredity—the tendency for ingrown nails can be genetic
- Trauma—a past injury or activities like running where toes experience repeated pounding or pressure are a risk factor
- Other nail conditions—fungal infections or losing a toenail from an accident can foster ingrown nails
Your Podiatrist will prescribe the correct treatment for your ingrown toenail depending on the severity and whether or not this is a chronic condition. In the meantime, we have a few products that can protect your hurting toe and enable you to continue your busy life.
Gel and Fabric Toe Cap
Soft, cushioning gel encased in a comfortable fabric slips over the entire toe to relieve pain and discomfort from ingrown toenails. The Gel and Fabric Toe Cap insulates toes against shock and pressure. The padded tip not only provides superior comfort and protection, it also slowly releases mineral oil to soften and moisturize the skin of the toes. Excess length can be cut and used to make a gel cushion for smaller toes. These toe caps can be washed and re-used over and over again.
All Gel Toe Cap
All Gel Toe Caps are soft and flexible enough to provide superior cushioning and comfort without feeling tight. These caps slip over the toe and have an extra padded tip the reduces pain and protects the toe from impact and pressure. Designed for use with all styles of footwear, these toe caps come in multiple sizes to fit every toe. Washable and re-useable.
Toe Caps- Ribbed Gel
Toe Caps – Ribbed Gel fit comfortably over any toe and come in multiple sizes. Fully lined with gel, the soft cushioning toe cap slips over the entire toe to help alleviate toe pain. These caps can be worn with any shoe and are washable and re-usable.
An added benefit for these products is that they can also be used to relieve discomfort from hammertoe, corns and partial digit amputation. Convenient online ordering available. If you have any questions about any of our products, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).
At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that if you are suffering with pain in the ball of your foot every step can be agonizing. There are several conditions that can cause this problem, including sesamoiditis, metatarsalgia and even simple fat pad loss as a result of the aging process. Whatever the cause of your ball of foot pain, we know the most important concern is getting relief. While you work with your Podiatrist to treat the podiatric problem causing your discomfort, we can offer some products to ease pain and cushion this area of your foot.
Flat Gel Metatarsal Strap Cushion—this fabric wrap with a gel cushion inside can be positioned perfectly to relieve ball of foot pain and provides superior cushioning of a sore area. Flat Gel Metatarsal Strap Cushion is washable and can be used over and over again. Designed with no seam between the toes, this sleeve can be worn on either foot. This versatile product can also be turned to cushion a bunion or tailor bunion or to provide additional arch support. It comes in 3 sizes to accommodate all men’s and women’s feet.
Gel Metatarsal Pads—a soft, yet durable gel loop that is very stretchy helps comfortably secure the Gel Metatarsal Pads in place. The cushiony gel reduces pressure when standing or walking. Designed to be used in all styles of footwear, these pads are latex-free and can be washed and re-used multiple times.
Gel Ball of Foot Cushions –cushions the ball of foot pressure while walking and standing. These self-sticking cushions makes it easy to apply and not slip in all types of shoes. Long lasting comfort with these cushions which can be used over and over again.
Gel Dancer’s Pad—these soft gel pad cushions the ball of the foot and reduces pressure. Designed to shift weight bearing away from any of the metatarsal heads especially the big toe joint. Consists of a self-stick application which can re-used multiple times.
Poron Metatarsal Pads—these pads provide excellent cushioning and bio-mechanical support. Made of poron medical urethane they will not flatten or bottom out. They have a fully adhesive back and skives, buffs and burrs easily. Poron Metatarsal Pads are sold in three sizes to accommodate all feet.
If you are experiencing foot pain, chances are we have a product to help. Visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store or browse our online catalog to see all of our products. Have questions? Contact our excellent support team by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).
September is the month for Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Every 11 seconds, a senior citizen is treated in an emergency room for a fall injury. In fact, falls are the leading cause of non-fatal and fatal injuries to older adults. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that one of the primary reasons for falls is foot pain. If your feet hurt, it changes your gait. It’s natural to try to walk in a way that prevents pain. However, altered walking patterns can throw off your balance and result in trips and falls. Our foot pads are designed to relieve foot pain due to a wide variety of podiatric problems. Below are some common sources of foot pain and a sampling of the products we offer to bring relief.
Plantar Fasciitis—inflammation of the plantar fascia (the band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot) gives many patients excruciating heel pain. If you suffer with plantar fasciitis, consider the following products: Gel Heel Cup, Plantar Fasciitis Arch Sleeve and the Plantar Fascial Straps – Moleskin.
Corns—they may be tiny, but corns can be incredibly uncomfortable. Often corns are a secondary condition associated with deformities such as bunions or hammertoes. Products that can help cushion corns and decrease pain include: Gel Corn Pads, Gel and Fabric Toe Cap and Clear Gel Pressure Points.
Ball of Foot Pain—there are several conditions that can result in pain in the ball of the foot, including metatarsalgia, neuromas, fat pad atrophy and dropped metatarsal heads. To increase comfort while standing and walking, we suggest: Gel Ball of Foot Cushions, Ball of Foot Cushion – Ultra Thin and Gel Foot Cover.
We offer foot pads for virtually every type of foot pain and disorder. If you are experiencing foot discomfort, be sure to schedule a visit with your Podiatrist. Browse our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store to find the best pads and products to help relieve pain and make walking more comfortable. If you have questions about any of our products, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).
When the temperatures begin to drop, many women find that bunion pain intensifies as they switch from flip flops and open sandals to closed toed shoes. Bunions are a progressive condition and will only get worse over time. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we have several products that can help relieve bunion pain.
Spreader with Bunion Combo—this multi-faceted product brings relief from bunion discomfort in a few ways. First, it separates and aligns toes properly and prevents first and second toes from rubbing against one another. The cushioning in the Spreader with Bunion Combo protects the bunion and reduces pain. This product is latex-free.
Gel Bunion Sleeve—a soft gel pad inside the flexible fabric provides superior cushioning over the bunion. It slips easily over your big toe and the gel pad conforms to your foot so as not to create extra bulk in the shoe. You’ll experience immediate relief with the Gel Bunion Sleeve. Best of all, it’s washable and can be re-used over and over for long-lasting comfort. Universal size fits on either foot.
Gel Bunion Night Splint—this product brings relief and helps slow the progression of a bunion while you sleep. The Gel Bunion Night Splint properly aligns the toe, thereby reducing pressure on the bunion. It also stretches the tendons and muscles of the big toe. Soft gel lines the inside of the appliance which has a leather exterior and adjustable Velcro straps mid foot.
Self-Adhesive Gel Corn Pads—a secondary problem caused by bunions are corns that can form on the toe caused by friction from footwear. These Self-Adhesive Gel Corn Pads will adhere to skin to surround and protect the sore area and at the same time create a barrier between toe and shoe. Wash and reuse these pads multiple times.
We offer products to help with every kind of foot pain. See our online catalog for a complete listing or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. Have questions? Don’t hesitate to contact our helpful staff at: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).