Don’t Get Sidelined with Plantar Fasciitis

What do Peyton Manning, Albert Pujols, Ryan Hall and Stephanie Catley all have in common? They are all professional athletes who have suffered with plantar fasciitis at one time or another during their careers. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that this condition affects both professional and amateur athletes. Plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the plantar fascia—a long band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot—can cause pain in the arch of the foot or the heel. There are a variety of factors that can increase your risk for this condition including:

  • Biomechanical issues such as flatfeet or overly high arches
  • Wearing non-supportive shoes
  • Playing on hard, flat surfaces
  • Being overweight

If your Podiatrist diagnoses plantar fasciitis there are a number of nonsurgical treatment options and suggestions that may help:

  • Limiting physical activities for a time to give your heel and arch a rest
  • Stretching and physical therapy—exercises that give calf muscles a good stretch can ease pain
  • Don’t walk barefoot—it puts extra strain on the plantar fascia
  • Change to shoes that have better arch support and a slightly raised heel
  • Night splint to help keep the plantar fascia stretched overnight and reduce early morning pain that is characteristic of this condition.

At Dr. Jill’s, we offer several products that can relieve pain caused by plantar fasciitis and help reduce inflammation of the plantar fascia including, Gel Heel Cup, Plantar Fasciitis Arch Sleeve, Arch Binder and our Plantar Fascial Straps – Moleskin.

We offer a wide variety of products that can help improve your comfort and performance when doing sports. Check our online catalog for a complete listing. All of our products can be easily ordered through our website or contact  our friendly and professional staff for help by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Resolve to Deal with Foot Pain in the New Year

Okay, the holidays are officially winding down and it’s time to stop putting off dealing with chronic foot pain. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that patients tend to procrastinate when it comes to taking care of foot and ankle discomfort. Long holiday to-do lists may have provided a convenient excuse for not seeking treatment but now it’s time to get your foot pain evaluated by a Podiatrist and get help. Chances are, you’ll wish you took action sooner. Although some treatment plans make time to completely alleviate foot or ankle pain, we have many products that can help with most common podiatric problems in the meantime.

Plantar fasciitis—pain in the arch and heel, especially when you first put your feet on the floor in the morning are characteristic of this condition. It’s caused by inflammation of the long band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot known as the plantar fascia. Patients with flat feet or those who wear shoes with insufficient arch support are more likely to experience plantar fasciitis. We suggest you try our Plantar Fasciitis Arch Sleeve or Arch Binder. Hurting heels will get relief with the Gel Heel Cup.

Achilles Tendonitis—this long, strong tendon that runs down the back of your lower leg can become aggravated through overuse or due to changes in the biomechanics of your feet. Achilles tendonitis sufferers can benefit from our Achilles Heel Sleeve, which protects and gently reduces pressure around the sore area.

Bunions—after periods of increased activity it’s not unusual for bunions to be hurting more. We offer a number of products that can provide comfortable padding to bring pain relief and provide a barrier between the bunion and footwear. A few to consider include, Removable and Slip On Felt Bunion Pad, Gel Bunion Sleeve and our Gel Bunion Cushion.

Whatever foot problem has been bothering you, we have a product that will help as you get treatment. To see a complete listing of all our products, view our online catalog. You can easily order any of our products online through our website or contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Give Your Boots a Boost

Do you love to wear fashion boots? Are you experiencing arch or heel pain or do your feet just feel tired and achy overall? At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that if you answered yes to both questions, there may be a connection there. Fashion boots are notorious for not providing adequate arch support. Long hours spent in this style of footwear can leave your feet hurting. When the arch of your foot is not properly supported, it puts stress on the plantar fascia—a long band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot from your heel to your toes. This can increase the risk for plantar fasciitis, the most common source of heel pain. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we offer several products that can provided increased support for your arches.

Arch Binder—this elastic sleeve provides gentle compression to the arch of the foot and comfortably lifts and supports the plantar fascia. It slips easily over the foot and relieves pain in both the arch and the heel. The Arch Binder fits the left or right foot. It is washable and can be re-used over and over.

Gel Arch Pads—soft gel supports fallen arches and helps with pronation related foot problems by enabling you to maintain proper foot position. Gel Arch Pads are self-stick for easy application and designed to be used in all styles of footwear. Available in two thickness choices to ensure a comfortable fit. These latex-free pads are also washable.

Arch Steppers—patients with weak, tired arches and those suffering with plantar fasciitis will appreciate the flexible support of Arch Steppers. These lightweight and durable supports take up only minimal space in shoes. An added bonus, they are anti-microbial and anti-bacterial.

To see a complete list of all our foot pad products, view our online catalog. You can easily order any of our products online through our website or contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723). Our courteous and knowledgeable staff can answer questions and help you get the right products for your all your foot conditions.

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).

Arch Support to the Rescue

Have the dog days of summer left you with aching arches? At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we know that many patients spend lots of time during the summer months on their feet, often in shoes with little or no arch support. Because of this, you may find that you have pain in the arch of your foot. Fortunately, we offer products that can be inserted in your shoes to give your arch a boost and relieve soreness.

Arch Steppers—these arch supports are scientifically contoured to support your arch at its most efficient height, thereby eliminating pain. Made of durable, flexible material, Arch Steppers provide comfortable and long-lasting support for hours of standing and walking. The ¾ length ensures extra room in the toe area and takes up minimal space in the shoe for maximum comfort. Designed for use in all types of footwear, including most dress shoes, the Arch Steppers are also anti-microbial and anti-bacterial.

Gel Arch Pads—weak and/or fallen arches will appreciate the soft gel cushioning offered by our Gel Arch Pads, which enables your foot to maintain its proper position. These self-stick cushions are easy to apply and can be used in all styles of footwear. Gel Arch Pads come in two thicknesses and are latex free. These supports are washable and can be used repeatedly.

Felt Arch Pads—one of our most popular items, this lightweight ¼” skived pad comes in two sizes to accommodate most shoe sizes and is latex free. Equipped with an adhesive backing, just stick the Felt Arch Pads on the bottom of the foot or inside your shoe for instant comfort.

Arch Pad – Poron Blue—these pads are made of a medical grade soft tissue supplement. Arch Pad – Blue Poron offers the highest level of protection against pressure and the maximum amount of shock absorption. These pads offer excellent arch support and skives, buffs and burrs easily and smoothly. Pads have a fully adhesive back and will not flatten or bottom out.

Proper arch support is essential for maintaining good foot health and avoiding pain and discomfort. To see more products that can help with arch support and other foot health concerns, see our online catalog or pay a visit to our store, located in Deerfield Beach, FL. If you need assistance choosing the right products, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Dealing with Flip Flop-itis

What? You’ve never heard of flip flop-itis? At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we share the concern of many Podiatrists that patients who spend too many hours in traditional flip flops are likely to suffer with foot pain and possibly sustain an injury to their feet or ankles. The problem with traditional flip flops is that they offer no protection to your feet. They also have zero arch support. This can cause heel pain and aggravate the plantar fascia increasing the risk for plantar fasciitis. Below are some products to help with the effects of overuse of flip flops (but they do not take the place of wearing more supportive shoes!).

Gel Arch Pads—wearing flip flops all the time encourages your arches to flatten. Gel Arch Pads offer soft gel to support weak arches and also helps with pronated related foot problems. These self-stick cushions are easy to apply. They can be used in all styles of footwear. They are washable and can be re-used many times.

Arch Binder—this product helps relieve both arch and heel pain. An elastic sleeve provides gentle compression to the arch. The Arch Binder comfortably lifts and supports the plantar fascia. Simply slip over your foot like a sleeve. It fits either the left or right foot and is washable and re-usable.

Gel Heel Cup—sore heels will feel like they are floating on a cloud with these cushioned gel pads. Gel Heel Cups are a great item BUT they will never stay in place in an open toe shoe like a Flip Flop and are meant for sneakers or any shoes with a closed heel. They provide superior relief for tender heels. These cups can be used over and over.

We offer products to treat all types of foot pain and discomfort. To see all of our products, view our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service. If you have questions about our products, contact us by calling: (866) 366-8723.

Gel Foot Pads Provide Superior Relief and Support

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we offer hundreds of products made of a variety of materials that offer relief of foot pain and aid in correcting and healing many different foot disorders. Among the most popular material we use is gel. We use only high-quality, premiere gel to make our foot pad products. Gel has a number of admirable qualities:

  • It is soft and provides comfortable fit that molds to your foot
  • The flexibility and quality of gel offers excellent cushioning and protection to sore or injured areas of the foot
  • Most of our gel products can be washed and re-used multiple times for long lasting comfort and excellent value

Popular Products

Because of the excellent qualities of gel, we make many foot pad products in this material which can be used for a number of different podiatric problems. Below are some of our many popular gel products:

Gel Arch Pads—soft gel pads support fallen arches, weak arches, high arches and pronation related foot problems. They provide welcome relief for tired feet. Self-stick cushions make application easy. Gel Arch Pads come in two thicknesses and are latex free.

Gel Buddy Splint—these stretchy gel loops have a spacer in between and are very helpful in separating overlapping digits and aligning crooked toes. Gel Buddy Splints are latex free and come in multiple sizes to accommodate a variety of toe deformities.

Gel Ball of Foot Cushions—if you are suffering with metatarsal or ball of the foot pain our Gel Ball of Foot Cushions will reduce pressure while walking and standing. The soft gel provides excellent cushioning and long-lasting comfort. These pads are designed to be used in any style of footwear.

To view all our gel and other products, view our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. If you have questions about any of our gel products, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723). Our helpful staff is ready to assist you.

Plantar Fasciitis Relief

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that heel pain is one of the most debilitating podiatric conditions for patients to deal with. Plantar fasciitis, a common culprit of heel pain, can have a few different causes. Whatever the source, however, wearing non-supportive footwear on hard, flat surfaces increases the strain on the plantar fascia and increases heel pain and discomfort. Fortunately, we have several solutions that can help cushion and protect hurting heels.

Plantar Fasciitis Arch Sleeve

This comfortable elastic sleeve contains a gel pad that can be positioned comfortably in the arch of the foot to provide support and relieve heel pain. The Plantar Fasciitis Arch Sleeve is also helpful in reducing strain on tendons and shock absorption, helping tired aching feet and preventing the foot from rolling. It can be worn with or without shoes for long-lasting comfort.

Gel Heel Cup

When you put a Gel Heel Cup in your shoe your foot will say, “Ahhhh….” This cup allows your heel to float on a soft cushion of gel and achieve superior relief for tender heels, especially if you need to stand for long hours. These heel cups are washable and can be re-used over and over again. They are designed to be used in all styles of footwear. They are also helpful in relieving discomfort caused by heel spurs, calluses and fat pad atrophy on the bottom of the heel.

Arch Binder

By providing gentle compression to the arch of the foot, the Arch Binder comfortably lifts and supports the plantar fascia with its elastic sleeve. This helps to relieve pain in both the arch and heel. The Arch Binder slips over the foot like a sleeve, allowing for comfortable positioning. It also offers plenty of support to the forefoot. Universal in size, it fits either the left or right foot. This product is washable and can be used many times with proper care.

Don’t suffer needlessly. View all of our products designed to relieve pain and support healing from your foot and ankle disorders. To learn more about our products, visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store or contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

10 Reasons to Shop Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads

When your feet hurt, you want relief. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we know our products are the best. Here are 10 reasons why you will want to make us your first and last stop for all your foot pad needs.

  1. Our products are made of high-quality materials and they work. Whether you are looking for items made of our soft gel, cork, foam, moleskin or felt, we make our products out of the most excellent materials. We also offer an extensive selection of tapes and wraps. Check out the testimonials from satisfied customers on our website.
  2. All of the items we sell were designed by a Podiatrist. Jill Scheur discovered the need for high quality foot pads at lower prices. Because she is a foot doctor, Dr. Jill’s products are precisely created to fill particular foot needs in the most effective, safest way possible.
  3. Professionals believe in us. We have a network of over 12,000 podiatrists, hospitals and other medical professionals who currently use our foot pads and padding supplies.
  4. We have an extensive product list and we can provide relief for common conditions such as plantar fasciitis, bunions and ingrown toenails.
  5. Our products are made in the USA.
  6. We offer same day shipping on most products.
  7. You can use any major credit card to pay for your order.
  8. Our customer service can’t be beat. If you have questions about any of our foot health items, contact us toll free by calling 866- FOOT-PAD or 866-366-8723. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be able to answer questions and guide you toward the products that will best help your particular condition.
  9. If you are the kind of patient who wants to see items in person, we also have a store you can visit in Deerfield Beach, FL.
  10. We offer free shipping for all orders over $25.

So, what are you waiting for? Visit our online store today and get moving toward relief of foot pain and discomfort.

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).