At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that patients who have a corn are most concerned with getting relief from the pain and discomfort they cause. However, corns are a sign of an underlying condition that must be corrected in order to eliminate the corn by eliminating the source of the problem. Corns often develop on the feet of patients who suffer with a toe deformity such as bunions, hammer toe or claw toe. These disorders force the toe into an unnatural position that usually ends up creating friction between shoes and skin that is pressed up against or rubbing on the shoe. Over time, this causes inflammation and results in the thickened lesion on the skin with a hard center. Another common cause of corns is improperly fitting footwear. Your Podiatrist will be able to determine the reason for the corn and also prescribe the correct treatment. The products below will help bring relief in the meantime.
Self-Adhesive Gel Corn Pads—off-loading pressure from the corn is key to providing pain relief. Our Self-Adhesive Gel Corn Pads have a center aperture which goes over the corn and surrounds it with a soft, gel cushion which protects the sore area and creates a barrier between the skin and your shoe. These pads are washable and re-useable.
Gel Corn Pads—specifically designed for corns that form on toes, the Gel Corn Pads consist of a soft, fabric sleeve that contains gel inside and stretches to fit over the toe. These expandable pads place a cushion between the toe and footwear. The pads are breathable and also release moisturizers onto the hard skin to help soften and relieve discomfort of toe corns. Available in two sizes: Small/Medium for toes 2, 3, 4 and 5 and Large/Extra Large for big toes.
Gel Skin (Gel Moleskin)—this product comes in sheets that you can custom cut to make any size or shape. Soft gel with a durable, stretchy fabric top cover, adheres to skin to cushion and protect. Gel Skin is latex free.
To see all our foot pad products, browse our online catalog. You can place your order online or contact us by phone at (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723). Orders of available items received within business hours will be shipped the same day.
At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that some foot diagnoses can give you a fright. Most times, however, the name of a foot condition sounds or looks scarier than it is. We offer products to relieve all types of foot problems and, for a limited time, you can receive a 13% discount off your order. Simply enter the discount code, hallow13, at checkout before midnight on Nov. 4th. What spooky ailments will you look to alleviate?
Metatarsalgia—characteristic of this foot problem is severe pain in the ball of the foot and stems from the nerves between the metatarsal bones that go from your toes down the middle of your foot. Nerve inflammation is the source of the pain. While your Podiatrist treats this disorder, you may find relief by using our Gel Dancer’s Pad. These self-stick, soft gel pads are designed to protect the sore area and shift weight away from the affected metatarsal.
Achilles Tendonitis—although this may sound like a podiatric problem that a Greek god might experience, it’s actually a common injury that afflicts both professional athletes and weekend warriors. When the long tendon that runs down the back of your leg connecting the calf to the heel is inflamed or overused it can cause extreme pain anywhere along the tendon. Increasing activity level, intensity and duration of workout too quickly can all cause Achilles tendonitis. Our Achilles Heel Sleeve contains a soft gel pad inside soft fabric that protects the tendon area and the back of the heel while gently compressing and reducing pressure around sore areas. The sleeve is designed for use in all styles of footwear and the pads can be washed and re-used many times.
Black Toenails—runners will often have one or more black toenails. The ghastly appearance is actually blood that has pooled under the nail as a result of the constant hitting of the toes up against the front of the shoe when running. This condition can also be painful. Our All Gel Toe Cap slips over the entire hurting toe to relieve pain and provide cushioning. This latex-free product comes in four sizes for maximum comfort.
Have questions about any of our products? View our online catalog or contact us today at: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).
At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that one of the most common causes of foot pain is lack of arch support. When the arch is not properly supported, the biomechanics of the foot become imbalanced and can result in pain in the heel, arch, and forefoot and even reaching to your knees, hips and lower back. Some conditions that can occur due to abnormal foot motions include:
Orthotics Can Help
Orthopedic devices and arch support are used to treat or adjust abnormal foot motion, provide support and increase stability, control and balance as well as absorb shock and relieve pressure on uncomfortable spots on the foot. Our Orthotics Full Length are very helpful in correcting biomechanical imbalances of the foot and ankle and are more economical than custom molded orthotics. They are useful for patients who are overweight, have a leg length discrepancy or must be on their feet for long periods of time. Below are seven benefits of our orthotics:
- Athletes can use orthotics to optimize their performance and enhance foot comfort.
- Orthotics can help halt the progression of existing problems, prevent deformities from occurring or increase comfort and promote good foot care.
- Our orthotics are designed by a Podiatrist with years of experience treating many kinds of foot problems that have a biomechanical cause.
- They are super thin, lightweight and yet sturdy and durable in their construction.
- Our full-length orthotic is designed with shock-absorbing foam for maximum protection and comfort.
- These orthotics are the closest device you will get to custom orthotics without casting or digital measuring your feet.
- Our orthotics have a lifetime guarantee never to break, crack or bottom out.
If you want to learn more about our orthotics or any of our other products, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).
During the month of October, we celebrate Bone and Joint Action Week and World Arthritis Day. With 33 bones in each of your feet, we at Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads know that if you suffer from a condition that causes joint pain, it can be extremely disabling for your lower extremities. Arthritis can also be partly responsible for toe joint deformities such as bunions and hammertoes. We offer several products designed to help alleviate the symptoms and, in some cases, help with the source of joint pain.
Spreader with Bunion Combo—a bunion forms as the big toe joint moves out of place and begins to drift toward the second toe. This misalignment of the toe causes pain and discomfort in your foot. Over time it can also lead to corns and sores on the protrusion caused by the bunion due to friction and pressure from your shoes. The Spreader with Bunion Combo separates and aligns toes, thus cushioning the bunions and helping to encourage proper positioning of the joint. This product is latex-free and can be worn on either the left or right foot.
Gel Bunion Night Splint—how about a way to help correct joint alignment while you sleep? That’s exactly what our Gel Bunion Night Splint accomplishes. This appliance offers and adjustable Velcro mid-foot binder and is lined with gel on the inside. A leather exterior helps keep everything in place. It’s available in two sizes, small (fits most women) and large (fits most men).
Budin Splint – Triple Toe—patients with three hammertoes are very familiar with joint pain. Our Budin Splint – Triple Toe is constructed of sturdy but comfortable foam and elastic materials which gently straightens three hammertoes. By allowing them to lie straight, pain is alleviated on the top and tip of the toes. The well-padded bottom provides superior comfort when standing. This product is washable and can be re-used over and over. We also offer Budin Splints for one or two toes.
To see all the products we offer to make your feet feel better, view our online catalog. If you have questions about any of our products, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).
They may be little, but at Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we know that toes can cause big problems if they’re hurting. Toes are also subject to several different types of disorders and injuries. Below are some common toe troubles and products we offer to help relieve pain and increase comfort while they get resolved.
It’s football and soccer season and that means more athlete’s suffering with Turf Toe. Essentially this is a sprain of the big toe. It can happen from repeatedly pushing off or from coming to a sudden stop and “jamming” your toe. Artificial turf is less giving than natural grass and this injury is more likely to occur when playing on this type of surface, hence the name. If you have been diagnosed with this condition or have had it before, we offer our Carbon Stabilizer Plates. These stabilizer plates come in men and women’s shoe sizes and fit inside your shoe to stiffen the sole and limit the range of motion of the forefoot and midfoot. They immobilize the toe joint and prevent it from bending during sports. They are extremely thin, making them comfortable in any sport or walking shoe.
Our Turf Toe/Bunion Strap is another great product that helps athletes and anyone else experiencing Turf Toe pain. Made of moleskin this strap is latex free and will help alleviate big toe pain during your sport season.
Sometimes toes get into trouble not from an injury but from a deformity. Hammertoe and other conditions can cause toes to bend into crooked or abnormal positions and move out of place. We offer products to help align toes properly and reduce friction with shoes that can create corns. Some of these include:
Toe Separators – Foam—soft foam cushions sore spots between toes and provide relief from rubbing and irritation. These are helpful for hammertoes and overlapping toes. Each package comes with two styles for maximum comfort.
Gel Spreader with Loop—perfect for soothing sore spots from bunions, hammertoes or overlapping toes, this gel spreader is soft and comfortable. The stretchy gel loop helps to hold the pad in place. This product is designed to separate, straighten and align the big toe and second toe while reducing friction.
If you want to view all of our products, see our online catalog. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).