Diabetic Patients Need to Offload Pressure

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that many patients have been reluctant during the COVID crisis to get the care they need for medical conditions. Diabetic patients, however, cannot put off seeking treatment for developing or worsening wounds or ulcers. Regularly inspecting your feet for signs of potential problems such as:

is essential. You should report any unusual or concerning symptoms to your Podiatrist promptly.

Preventing Sores

One important way to protect your feet if you have diabetes is to not allow consistent pressure on one part of your foot. Many patients with this disease experience abnormal levels of oils in the skin of their feet which can make it more vulnerable to breaking down. If you notice a sore spot, consider Gel Callus Cushions, or Gel Dancer’s Pad (Sesamoid Pads). Both of these feature a cut-out area that can surround a sensitive spot and redistribute weight around the affected area.

Avoiding friction from footwear is another way to avoid blisters and sores on your skin. Flip flops, although helpful for preventing fungal infections at the pool, can cause irritation between the toes. Our Gel Sandal Toe Thong Cushion solves the problem, surrounding the thong part of the shoe and eliminating uncomfortable rubbing. You can also use our Gel Moleskin or Moleskin Sheets, both of which can be custom cut and placed anywhere on your foot that is rubbing against your shoes.

In some cases, toe deformities such as bunions and hammertoes, may become the source of secondary issues such as corns and calluses. Products like the Slip-On Felt Bunion Pad and One Toe Gel Crest Pad can help offload pressure and prevent wounds from forming.

View all of our helpful products on our online catalog to find out what we offer. All items are easily ordered online, and we are offering free shipping on orders of $25 or more. Contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Celebrate Foot Health Awareness Month

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we’re pleased to recognize Foot Health Awareness Month which takes place each year in April. There are many ways to improve the health of your feet and we offer hundreds of products to help alleviate pain and correct podiatric dysfunction (see our online catalog for a full listing). Below are some tips for taking good care of your feet.

Don’t put off getting foot pain evaluated.

Pain is your foot’s way of signaling that something is wrong. Calluses, for example, although they look like a thick patch of dead skin on the surface of your foot, actually indicate an excessive pressure or repeated friction creating a vulnerable spot that your foot wants to protect. Calluses can become quite painful. We offer several products that can bring relief and protect a sore area including, Gel U-Shaped Pads, Felt Callus Pad and Gel Callus Cushions. It’s important to talk to your Podiatrist to determine the underlying cause of a callus and correct it.

Keep an eye on toe deformities.

Toe deformities, such as bunions and hammertoes are progressive conditions. Your Podiatrist will want you to come in regularly for checkups in order to monitor these problems and determine if changes in treatment are necessary. To help with bunions, we suggest our Bunion Care Compression Sleeve or our Spreader with Bunion Combo. For patients who suffer with hammertoes, we recommend Foam Toe Separators and 1 Toe Gel Crest Pad.

Take care of toenails.

Good toenail care is an important part of a sound foot health regimen. Keep nails trimmed short, but not so short that the surrounding skin starts to overlap the nail, causing it to become ingrown. File toenails straight across, avoiding rounded edges. If, despite your best efforts, you do end up with a painful ingrown toenail, try soaking your foot in warm water several times a day and gently trying to massage the nail out of the skin. In the meantime, the All Gel Toe Cap and Gel and Fabric Toe Cap will help cushion and protect hurting toes.

Order soon and take advantage of our 15% Off your purchase and make sure to enter discount code MADEINUSA. Free shipping is also available on orders over $25. Our products are easily ordered online, or you can contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Taking Care of Deformed Toes Before Summer Shoe Season

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that it can be easy to ignore unsightly toe deformities such as bunions, hammertoes or crooked toes during the winter months when feet are pretty much kept out of sight. As summer approaches, however, and open-toe shoe styles start to hit the stores, many patients begin to consider how to correct a deformed toe. Fashion shouldn’t be your top concern, however. In many cases toe deformities can become painfully disabling, making it difficult to stand, walk and perform other daily tasks.

The first step toward correcting unsightly toes is by making an appointment with the Podiatrist. A foot doctor will perform a complete examination of your toes and feet, get a medical history, perform any necessary testing and then diagnose the cause of your deformity. A wide range of treatment options are available both conservative and surgical and the Podiatrist will determine the best course of action based on your individual case.

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we offer a number of products that can help with a variety of toe deformities. For toes that are crooked or overlapping try our Gel Buddy Splint. Choose small, medium or large, depending on which toes are affected. Our Bunion Night Splint will properly align the big toe and reduce bunion pressure while stretching muscles and tendons. If your Podiatrist performs a surgical correction of your bunion, the splint may be recommended for use after the surgical dressing is removed. Hammertoes can cause multiple difficulties. The downward bend of the toe or toes affected can make walking quite painful. A hammertoe can also result in excessive pressure and friction from footwear to the top or tip of the bent toe leading to corns and calluses. Our Gel Hammer Toe Cushions with Adjustable Crest Pad help with all aspects of this deformity. Relieving pressure and pain on the tips of the toes it also helps lift and straighten bent toes.

Now is the time to deal with toe deformities. To see our full line of podiatric products for toe deformities and other foot problems, go to on our online catalog. All items are easily ordered online, and we offer free shipping on orders of $25 or more. Contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Relief for Painful Calluses

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that calluses can make everyday activities like standing and walking extremely painful. What causes a callus to form? Calluses can be a sign of repeated pressure being applied to a part of your foot or rubbing of socks or shoes that don’t fit properly. Over time, layers of skin build up as a way of protecting a sore spot. It may be necessary for a Podiatrist to examine your feet and determine the underlying cause of the callus before it can be eliminated. Patients are advised not to attempt “bathroom surgery” and cut away their own calluses. Instead, use one of our products to help ease the pain.

To relieve painful calluses, the key is taking pressure (off-loading) away from the callused area. This is achieved by choosing the correct pad and applying it to the right area. The pad needs to be placed around the area of the painful callus, so you are walking on the pad and not bearing weight on the callus. Calluses will not hurt if you are not applying weight on them.

Gel Callus Cushions—these soft gel cushions reduce discomfort while standing or walking. Gel Callus Cushions are self-stick for easy application and are designed for use in all styles of footwear. A center hole surrounds the tender callus and transfers pressure from the sore spot to the cushion. They are also washable and so can be used many times. Each package includes a smaller bonus pad that can be used on any spot where shoes may rub. Note: cushions should be removed for 3-4 hours each day to allow skin to breathe.

U-Shaped Pad Gel– these soft gel, latex free cushions the calluses and reduces pressure while walking. The u-shape portions protect the calluses, therefore alleviating the friction and pain.

U-Shaped Pad Foam—made of non-medicated, medical grade foam, these cushions surround a callus with a u-shape to reduce pain and create a barrier between skin and shoes. U-Shaped Pads Foam are available in several thicknesses for a comfortable fit. Adhesive backing keeps pad firmly in place. These versatile pads are also good for metatarsalgia and tender bony prominences on your foot.  The U–Shaped Pad Foam 1/8 -inch thickness is sold both individually and in a pack of 100.

U-Shaped Pad Felt—another option for relief of callus pain and pressure is felt. Our U-Shaped Pad Felt makes walking easier, providing long lasting comfort by shifting pressure away from skin irritations. These are for use in any style of shoe and are made of medical grade, non-medicated felt. The U- Shaped Pad Felt 1/8 inch thickness is sold both individually and in a pack of 100.

You can easily order any of these or our other products (view our online catalog for a complete listing) through our website or contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Black Friday Shopping Helpers

The count down to Black Friday has begun and we at Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads know this means a very long day for your feet chasing down holiday shopping bargains, standing in lines and hurrying from store to store. While your wallet may be grateful, your feet may not be. Unless, that is, you take care to protect them before you head out. Below are some of our most popular products for protecting vulnerable areas on your feet.

U-Shaped Gel Callus Cushions—calluses develop on your feet in response to excessive pressure or another foot problem. Use our U-Shaped Gel Callus Cushions to prevent the affected part of your foot from becoming inflamed and painful. The shape of the pad allows the callus to be surrounded and thus transfers pressure from the callus to the cushion. Latex-free and washable, these cushions are designed to give long-lasting comfort in all styles of footwear.

All Gel Toe Cap—they may be little but if you have a sore toe it can put a pretty big crimp in your shopping day. If you are suffering with an ingrown toenail or have hammertoes our All Gel Toe Cap is your ticket to comfort. The soft gel cap slips over your entire toe providing protection and cushioning. Available in four sizes for the perfect, not too tight fit, these pads are also washable and can be reused many times. An added bonus, the padded toe tip contains mineral oil which is slowly released to moisturize the skin of the affected toe.

Full Length Orthotics—offering exceptional shock absorption, these orthotics also promote proper alignment of your feet. This can help not only your feet, but also help alleviate pain in your knees, hip and lower back. Full Length Orthotics are super-thin and lightweight yet sturdy and durable—the closest thing you’ll get to custom orthotics without a mold.

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. Happy Shopping!

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.

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.

Why You Should Try Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads

If you are recovering from a foot problem or surgery or you suffer with a chronic podiatric condition, it’s time you find out what thousands of people have discovered: Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads can provide excellent and reliable relief. Below are reasons why we are your first and best choice for products to help with your foot problems.

We offer products to treat all podiatric conditions. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we offer hundreds of products that are specially designed to protect painful areas of your feet and also aid with treatment. We have innovative and economical solutions for plantar fasciitis, corns, calluses, hammertoes, bunions, Achilles tendonitis, arch issues and ball of the foot pain. Whatever foot problem you are suffering with, we have multiple products that will help.

Our products are created by a Podiatrist. Dr. Jill Scheur is the “Dr. Jill” who has designed and created our products. A skilled Podiatrist, Dr. Jill found while working with patients in her practice that there was a real need for high quality foot pads at affordable prices. We know our products work because an expert Podiatrist is behind them.

Doctors and hospitals trust our products. A vast network of over 12,000 hospitals, Podiatrists and other medical professionals use our foot pads and padding supplies. These expert recommendations can give you assurance that the products you choose will work.

It’s convenient to shop our online catalog. You never have to leave the comfort of your home to find the best products for your podiatric needs. Our vast selection contains gel pads, moleskin, foam, cork and felt. We also have a wide variety of tapes and wraps to meet all your foot health care needs. If you wish, you can shop in person at our Deerfield Beach, FL store.

We offer great customer support. If you have questions about any of our amazing products, you can always reach us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723). Our friendly and knowledgeable customer service staff is ready to help you.

Ouch! Calluses Can be Painful

A callus is thickened area of skin on your foot that forms to protect an area of your foot. Although they appear to be on the surface, many times calluses develop due to problems much deeper in your foot. Regardless of their cause, we at Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads know that calluses can be so painful that they can make even simple daily activities like standing and walking excruciating. That’s why we offer many products to treat this problem.

Foam Callus Pads—these pads are designed with a center hole that is meant to surround the callus and protect it from pressure. Made of soft foam, these pads feature a self-adhesive backing to keep them in the right spot. Foam Callus Pads are designed to increase comfort while walking and standing and can be used in all styles of footwear.

Gel U-Shaped Pads—looking for a reusable pad to protect your callus? The Gel U-Shaped Pads can be washed and re-used multiple times. The soft gel cushions calluses to protect and prevent pain. The U-shape surrounds the sore area and transfers pressure away from the callus. Self-stick cushions are easy to apply and position for maximum comfort.

Moleskin Sheets—these soft, flannel padded cushion sheets can be custom cut to fit the callus that is causing you pain. Moleskin Sheets are non-medicated and have an adhesive backing that keeps the pad in place. Designed for use with all types of footwear, these pads are comfortable to wear under socks and hose.

Other products that we offer to aid with relief from painful calluses include: Felt Callus Pads J-2 1/8 inch, U-Shaped Felt Callus Pads 1/8 inch and U-Shaped Foam Pads ¼ inch among many others.

We offer products for any foot pain or discomfort you may be experiencing. To view all of our products, go to our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. If you have questions about callus pads or other products, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Protecting Feet from Friction and Pressure

November is American Diabetes Month. This disease affects over 30 million Americans with another 1.5 million being diagnosed each year. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that diabetic patients have special requirements for foot health. Poor circulation, often associated with diabetes, makes it difficult for oxygen-rich blood to get to wounds, particularly in your feet, which slows the healing process. Wounds that are difficult to heal are at risk for infection and, in the worst-case scenario, can lead to amputation. For this reason, it’s essential that patients with diabetes avoid sores and blisters. One way to do this is by reducing any possibilities of friction or pressure on the foot. If you have a bunion, hammertoe or other deformity, great care must be taken to ensure that corns are not rubbed raw or excessive pressure is not put on calluses.

Below are some products that can help protect your feet if you are a patient with diabetes:

Metatarsal and Bunion Protector Sleeve —offering two benefits in one pad, the Metatarsal and Bunion Protector Sleeve provides cushioned protection for bunions and also reduces pressure on the ball of the foot. The gel is contained within a soft elasticated forefoot sleeve which keeps the pad comfortably in place. It is available in sizes small and large and will fit either your left or right foot. Sleeves are washable and re-usable. Our Gel Bunion Sleeve also offers superior cushioning and relief from any footwear pressure and is available in two sizes: S/M and L/XL.

Metatarsal Pads—pure silicone gel provides an excellent cushion which increases comfort and protects skin from breaking down. Plantar fat pad atrophy is natural as you age but this can leave the ball of your foot vulnerable to friction and excessive pressure. Other conditions such as metatarsalgia can be relieved with our Gel Metatarsal Pads, our Gel Ball of Foot Cushions or our Metatarsal Pads which are offered in either felt or foam and 1/4 or 1/8 inch thickness.

Felt and Foam Corn Pads—corns form in response to footwear rubbing on the skin. Corns can become irritated and even turn into sores if not protected. Both our Felt Corn Pads and Foam Corn Pads cushion and protect corns. A center hole placed over the corn creates a barrier between foot gear pressure and the corn. An adhesive backing keeps the pad in place.

To see all the products we offer, visit our online catalog or our Deerfield Beach, FL store or contact us for additional production information by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).