Top 3 Foot Products to Help Runners

It’s that time of year when people are starting new fitness routines. Running is a popular choice for people who want to get in shape in the upcoming year. Runners are susceptible to specific foot problems however, that can stop a new fitness plan dead in its tracks if proper precautions are not taken. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we offer many products that will help runners decrease foot pain and prevent possible long-term problems. Below are three of our most popular:

  1. All Gel Toe Cap—Runner’s Toe is a condition where one or more of the toenails turns black. The medical term for this is a subungual hematoma, which is basically blood pooling under the nail. It is caused by repetitive jamming of the toe up against the front of the shoe as you run. Although not particularly dangerous, runner’s toe can be quite painful. Our All Gel Toe Cap is extra padded and slips over the entire toe to protect it from shock and pressure. The provides comfort and prevents additional pain.
  2. Carbon Stabilizer Plates—Used as inserts in your shoes, Carbon Stabilizer Plates stiffen the sole of the shoe and thereby limit the range of motion of the forefoot and midfoot. This makes it a great choice if you suffer from turf toe, hallux rigidus, metatarsalgia and several other conditions of the fore and midfoot.
  3. Felt Metatarsal Pads—Another product that can help with metatarsalgia and other disorders that cause pain in the ball of the foot are our Felt Metatarsal Pads. These pads offload metatarsal heads and provides cushioning.

We offer products that can help with nearly all foot and ankle conditions. To see our full line of products, view our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. Have questions? Contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Relief for Ball of Foot Pain

Ball of Foot

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we know that there are several conditions that can result in pain in the ball of your foot. Some of these include:

  • Fat Pad Atrophy—as part of the aging process, the fat pad on the ball of the foot naturally begins to decrease. This can lead to a loss of cushioning and soreness in that part of the foot.
  • Neuroma—a thickening of the nerve tissue on the bottom of the foot can cause irritation and enlargement of the nerve making it painful to bear weight.
  • Metatarsalgia—the heads of the metatarsal bones that run from your arch to your toe joints can become inflamed when too much stress is put on this area. Oftentimes this will happen when your foot is not able to distribute weight evenly. Deformities such as bunions or hammertoes can also put extra stress on the ball of your foot.

When you are experiencing pain in the ball of your foot, regardless of the cause, your goal is to get relief. We offer products that will do just that.

Gel Ball of Foot Cushions

Soft Gel Ball of Foot Cushions reduce pressure on painful spots when walking or standing. These pads come in two different thicknesses. Talk to your Podiatrist and/or Medical Professional about the thickness and best positioning of the pad based on your foot condition. These pads can be used with any style of footwear and have a self-stick backing which makes them easy to apply. Soft Gel Ball Foot Cushions are re-useable. Simply wash with a mild soap and water and allow the pad to dry completely.

Gel Dancers Pads

Another product that produces similar results is our Gel Dancers Pads. These have a cut out that surrounds the area under the designated metatarsal head on the ball of the foot to redistribute weight onto the pad and away from the painful area. These pads also come in two thicknesses to ensure a comfortable fit. You can use our Gel Dancer Pads over and over again.

In addition, we also offer felt Metatarsal Pads, felt Dancers Pads in 1/4” and 1/8” and other products to help with metatarsal pain. To see all of our products, visit our online catalog. You can order metatarsal pads by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723) or stop by our Deerfield Beach store.