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).

Help for Patients with Hammer Toes

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that people with hammer toes suffer in more than one way. Most often caused by a muscle/tendon imbalance that leads to structural and neurological changes in the foot, this deformity takes its name from the bent position of the toe, which resembles a hammer. The tendency for a hammer toe can be inherited, and in some cases, it may be caused by a trauma to the toe. The abnormally bent toe can make walking uncomfortable and affect your balance. Hammer toes are a progressive condition but in the earlier stages the toes are still somewhat flexible. We offer products to help straighten and properly align the affected toe or toes.

Budin Splints—our Budin Splint is available for single, double or triple toes. Made of sturdy but comfortable foam and elastic material, the splint gently straightens up to three toes, helping them to lie straight. The Budin Splints allow patients to bear weight normally and will prevent the deformity from becoming worse. The splints have a very well-padded bottom to cushion the ball of the foot and provide extra comfort while standing. These splints are designed to fit in most shoes (choose left or right foot). They are washable and can be reused many times.

Triple Toe Gel Crest Pad—this latex free product features soft, stretchy premier gel with three loops. When worn with the toe crest on top the Triple Toe Gel Crest Pad lifts three toes up. Worn with the crest on the bottom, this product can help prevent toes from overlapping.

Relieving Corns

The second problem patients with hammer toes experience is painful corns on the top of the toes that are bent. This is the result of friction with footwear due to the deformity forcing the bent part of the toe up against the top of the shoe. To provide relief, we suggest the following products: All Gel Toe Cap, Gel EcoGel Tubes Ribbed, and our Toe Tube Foam.

If you have toe or foot that is hurting, chances are we have a solution to help increase comfort and decrease pain. To see all of our products, check our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. Questions? Contact us at (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.

Corns Signal Foot Problem

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we offer several products that help protect and cushion painful corns. However, a corn is almost always a secondary condition—meaning that it’s a problem caused by another foot problems. In order to obtain long-lasting relief, it’s important to get to the root cause of a corn. These small, circular lesions with a hard center that resemble a kernel of corn in their appearance are the result of repeated pressure on the skin. Oftentimes patients with toe deformities such as bunions, hammertoes and claw toes will develop corns in places where the deformity is causing part of the foot to press unnaturally into footwear. Without treating the primary problem, it’s impossible to permanently get rid of a corn.

While you undergo treatment, however, we can help. Featured here are some of the many products we make that can help reduce pain from corns:

Self-Adhesive Gel Corn Pads—these circles of soft gel have a cutout center that gets placed over the corn. Self-Adhesive Gel Corn Pads off-load pressure and create a barrier between shoe and skin.  The self-adhesive back sticks to skin but can be easily removed. Washable and reusable, these pads will last for many weeks.

Gel and Fabric Toe Cap—another approach is to use our Gel and Fabric Toe Cap which slips over the entire toe. Perfect for easing the pain and discomfort of hammertoes and ingrown toenails, these cushions are designed to be used in any style of footwear. They also provide mild compression to help control swelling if it is present. Toe caps can be cut to fit, and any excess length can be used to make a gel toe cushion for smaller toes. As an added bonus, these soft, expandable gel pads release mineral oil moisturizers onto the hardened skin to help soften it.

Toe Separators J-44’s Foam —choosing the most effective corn protector will depend on where on your toes your corns are located. For corns that occur because toes press up against each other, try our Toe Separators J-44 Foam ½ inch. These thick foam separators slip comfortably between the first and second toes and gently holds them apart. Toe Separators J-44 Foam ¼ inch are great for all other toes.

Want to see more of our foot care products? Visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store or view our online catalog. We look forward to serving your foot health needs. Contact us at: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

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.

5 Popular Foot Products

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we specialize in products that help relieve foot pain and discomfort for many different foot problems. Our products work because they have been designed by a Podiatrist. Dr. Jill Scheur felt a strong need to provide top quality foot pads at reasonable prices to patients, Podiatrists and other medical professionals. For over 17 plus years we’ve been manufacturing Gels, Felts, Foams ,Moleskin, and much more! (Making us your complete Foot Pad source!)

Our excellent products are available in our Deerfield Beach, FL store or online. See our online catalog to view a complete listing of all our products. Below is a sampling of 5 of our most popular foot products.

Gel Dancer’s Pad—a soft gel pad cushions the ball of the foot and reduces pressure by shifting weight from any of the metatarsal heads. Gel Dancer’s Pad is designed with a cut out that surrounds the painful area and relieves stress, tenderness and pain. It can be used for Fat Pad Atrophy, Hallux Limitus, Metatarsalgia and Calluses, as well as any condition that causes pain in the ball of the foot. It can be used in all styles of footwear. Simply apply the self-stick pads to your clean, dry foot.

Gel Hammer Toe Cushions – Adjustable Crest Pad—patients with hammertoes often suffer with a secondary issue of corns on the tops and tips of toes. Gel Hammertoe Cushions provides comfort and support to toes which are bent from this deformity. They lift and straighten the toes, reducing pressure on the tops of the toes. These pads are available in left or right and can be used in all styles of footwear. They are washable and can be re-used over and over again.

Budin Splint – Single Toe—constructed of sturdy but comfortable foam and elastic materials, the Budin Splint gently straightens a hammertoe, helping it to lie straight. This allows you to bear weight normally and eliminate bulges in tops of footwear. It also alleviates pain on the top and tip of the toe.

Corn Pads – Felt—made of non-medicated, medical grade felt, these Corn Pads have a center hole that is placed over the corn to create a barrier from footwear and transfers pressure away from the corn. Adhesive backing keeps the pad in place.

Metatarsal Pads ¼ Inch Felt—Latex-free felt Metatarsal Pads come straight or beveled edge to address all the metatarsal heads in your foot. A smaller version Metatarsal/Neuroma Pad J-43 is also available.

If you have questions about these or other products, contact us today by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Protecting Painful Corns

Corns are small, circular lesions of thickened skin that kind of resemble their namesake—a kernel of corn. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we know that corns normally develop on your foot as a result of repeated friction or pressure on a particular point on your skin. Corns are frequently a secondary condition in patients that have foot deformities such as bunions or hammertoes. The toe that is bent out of position rubs against your shoes, causing repeated irritation that eventually develops into a corn. Corns can be painful and ultimately the underlying cause of the corn needs to be corrected in order to provide permanent relief. Your Podiatrist will know the right time and course of treatment to prescribe.

In the intervening time, however, we offer several products that can help keep the pressure off of an existing corn and greatly increase your daily comfort wearing shoes.

Gel Moleskin—in some cases, particularly in the early stages of a developing corn, a cushion over the irritated spot will bring pain relief. Our Gel Moleskin has a stretchy fabric top and it protects corns with a protective padding. The latex-free sheets can be custom cut to the appropriate size. Gel Moleskin is also great to have in your purse or backpack in case you feel a blister forming anywhere on your foot. Place a small piece over the area that hurts until you can get home and change your shoes.

Foam Corn Pads—made of non-medicated, medical grade foam, these pads have a center hole cut out that you place over the corn to create a barrier which reduces pressure from footwear and transfers weight away from the corn. Designed for use in all types of footwear, Foam Corn Pads have an adhesive backing that keep it in place.

Gel and Fabric Toe Cap—if a corn is large, our Gel and Fabric Toe Cap that slips over the entire toe may be the best choice. This is a good choice if the corn is caused by a hammertoe. Our Gel and Fabric Toe Cap cushions are for sore and deformed toes also and help relieve pain on the tips of the toes as well. Pads are washable and can be used over and over again. These pads have the added benefit of containing moisturizers that slowly release to help soften the skin too. Our bulk Ribbed Gel Toe Caps are available in several different sizes and can also be used for corns, moles and other sore areas on your toes.

To learn more about these and other products we have to help with corns, view our online catalog or contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Dr. Jill’s Protection for Painful Corns

 

Corns are a secondary condition that form as the result of repeated pressure on skin from another foot problem. When you have a bunion, hammertoe or other foot deformity, it causes footwear to rub and put pressure on a spot on your toe or foot. Over time, a corn may form. Eventually, the underlying problem that is causing the corn needs to be treated in order for the corn to be eliminated. Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads offer a number of solutions that can bring relief to painful corns.

Gel Corn Pads—a soft fabric sleeve containing gel inside is expandable and therefore easily stretches to slip over your toe. The gel provides cushioning which protects the corn and relieves pain. An added bonus, Gel Corn Pads release moisturizers onto the hardened skin to soften and relieve discomfort of the problem area. Our Gel Corn Pads are breathable and allow air to circulate. They are washable and can be re-used multiple times in all types of footwear.

All Gel Toe Tubes—these soft gel tubes are 4 ½ inches long and can be custom cut to any size needed. Also washable and re-usable, these tubes protect the toe and provide a barrier between the foot and your shoes. All Gel Toe Tubes come in 5 sizes to ensure a comfortable fit.

All Gel Toe Caps—one-size cap is designed to slip over the top of toes 2, 3, 4, or 5 (not the big toe). The All Gel Toe Caps insulate the toes against shock and pressure and they have a padded toe tip, which provides extra comfort. The gel slowly releases mineral oil to soften and moisturize the skin. These too are washable and re-usable.

The pad you choose will depend on the location and severity of the corn. You should never apply a gel pad to an open wound and pads should be removed for at least 3-4 hours each day to allow the skin to breathe. To see other products that can help with this and other podiatric problems, view our online catalog or contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723). You can also visit our store, located in Deerfield Beach, FL.

THE COMFORT AND EASE THAT AN ALL GEL TOE CAP PROVIDES

Dr. Jill’s All Gel Toe Caps are 100% PURE SILICONE and provide protection to help avoid the pain of toes rubbing together, causing more discomfort and a longer healing period for abrasions, ingrown nails, corns, cushion and hammer toes. These uniquely designed All Toe Gel Cap 1047Gel Toe Caps are another innovative method of making the simple act of walking a pleasure, not a pain!

Like all of Dr. Jill’s products, they are made with the utmost integrity, manufactured in the U.S. and outlast all other similar products. Each box includes one 100% Pure Silicone Toe Cap available in four easy sizes: Mini, Small, Medium and Large. While we’d all like to walk on air, Dr. Jill’s products are the next best thing!

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