7 Reasons to Choose Dr. Jill’s Orthotics

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:

  1. Athletes can use orthotics to optimize their performance and enhance foot comfort.
  2. Orthotics can help halt the progression of existing problems, prevent deformities from occurring or increase comfort and promote good foot care.
  3. Our orthotics are designed by a Podiatrist with years of experience treating many kinds of foot problems that have a biomechanical cause.
  4. They are super thin, lightweight and yet sturdy and durable in their construction.
  5. Our full-length orthotic is designed with shock-absorbing foam for maximum protection and comfort.
  6. These orthotics are the closest device you will get to custom orthotics without casting or digital measuring your feet.
  7. 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).

Easing Joint Pain

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).

Troublesome Toes

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.

Turf Toe

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.

Crooked Toes

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).

 

Dealing with Ingrown Toenails

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).

Relief for Pain in the Ball of Your Foot

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).

Foot Pain Can Lead to Falls

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).

Fall Shoes Increase Bunion Pain

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).

Helping Senior Feet

In September we recognize Falls Prevention Day. One of the most common reason for falls is foot pain which can cause a patient to walk in such a way that they avoid the pain but may compromise their balance. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads,  we have many ways that patients can reduce foot pain.

Gel Heel Cup—the fat pad on the heel naturally atrophies as you age. If you get to the point where there is not enough cushioning on the heel, pain can ensue. Our Gel Heel Cup cushions your heel with every step. These incredibly comfortable gel pads are also machine washable and designed to be used in all styles of footwear.

Plantar Fasciitis Gel Sleeve—another common source of foot pain stems from the plantar fascia—that long band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot from your toes to your heel. Our Plantar Fasciitis Arch Sleeve can help relieve discomfort from high or fallen arches, tired feet or weak arches. Easy to slip on, this product can be worn with or without shoes to strengthen your arch and give the necessary support.

Achilles Heel Sleeve—this product helps bring relief for another common foot condition: Achilles tendonitis. The soft gel pad inside the sleeve can provide gentle compression and thereby reducing pain and pressure around the tendon.  An added bonus—the Achilles Heel Sleeve can be washed and re-used over and over.

Dealing with foot pain promptly and following your Podiatrist’s instructions for relieving it is just one way senior patients can reduce their risk of falls. Other recommendations include:

  • Get eyes examined regularly.
  • Discard shoes that are worn out.
  • Make modifications to your home by removing objects that can trip you up and improve safety with grab rails and additional lighting.

If you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic foot condition as a senior, chances are we have a product that will help lessen your pain. View all of our products through our online catalog. If you have questions, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Insoles Make Your Feet Say, “Ahhh….”

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If you spend long hours on your feet every day, standing and walking, we at Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads know it’s natural for you to experience tired and aching feet. Insoles are a way of adding extra cushioning to your shoes which improves comfort and can lessen fatigue. Insoles can also be part of a solution for chronic foot problems such as plantar fasciitis. Below are some of our many popular insole products.

Memory Mold Insoles—not only are these insoles ultra-comfortable, they contain memory foam which helps them conform to your unique feet for a custom fit. The Memory Mold Insoles are lightweight and durable and can be used to aid in treatment of several foot disorders including heel pain and plantar fasciitis.

Hidden Comfort Insoles for Open Shoes—these wonderfully cushioned insoles have a secret. They are incredibly slim and provide discreet cushioning for more open shoe styles such as sandals, sling backs, slides and strapped shoes. Hidden Comfort Insoles for Open Shoes are also latex free.

Half Spring Steel Insoles—in addition to providing additional cushioning to the footbed, insoles can also be used to limit foot motion. Conditions such as turf toe, arthritis, hallux limitus and any condition that requires a semi-rigid foot bed will benefit from the Half Spring Steel Insoles. The plates in these insoles are constructed to limit dorsiflexion at the MP joints.

You may be surprised to learn all of the many chronic podiatric problems that our foot pads and other products can help with. See all of our products on our online catalog or consider visiting our Deerfield Beach, FL store. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is also ready and able to help you decide on the best foot pad products for your condition. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Show Your Feet Some Love

During the month of August we celebrate National I Love My Feet Day and here at Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we’re all about giving your feet comfort and relief from painful foot problems. Our products are designed by Podiatrist, Dr. Jill Scheur. Dr. Scheur felt a strong need to provide patients, Podiatrists and other medical professionals and medical facilities with high-quality foot pads at reasonable prices. Since 2001, Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads have been the premiere manufacturer of gel, felt, foam and moleskin foot pads to treat nearly all types of foot disorders and pain. Below is a sampling of some of our popular products.

Gel Ball of Foot Cushions—Do you suffer from any of the following conditions:

  • Calluses
  • Fat Pad Atrophy
  • Neuroma
  • Dropped metatarsal head pain
  • Metatarsalgia

If so, our Gel Ball of Foot Cushions will provide excellent cushioning and soothing, long-lasting comfort. These self-stick cushions reduce pressure when walking or standing. They are designed for use in all styles of footwear and are washable. Each cushion can be used over and over again. Available in two thicknesses to best suit your condition.

All Gel Toe Cap—For patients who have suffered a trauma to the toe or are dealing with a painful ingrown toenail, corn or hammertoe we suggest the All Gel Toe Cap. With an extra padded gel tip, this toe cap provides superior comfort and insulates toes against shock and pressure. As an added bonus, the gel slowly releases mineral oil to moisturize the skin of the affected toe.

Gel U-Shaped Pads—Useful for painful calluses, metatarsalgia, neuromas and other sources of foot pain, these soft gel cushions surround the sore callus with the u-shape part to transfer pressure from the hurting area to the cushion. Self-stick back makes for easy application and long-lasting comfort. Gel U-Shaped Pads can be washed and reused multiple times.

If you need a foot pad to address a different foot issue, check our complete list of products on our online catalog or contact us for more information by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723). You can also visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. We look forward to serving all your foot pad needs.