Extra Insole Cushioning Helps Diabetic Patients

 

November is American Diabetes Month. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that patients with diabetes have many special foot health needs. Conditions associated with diabetes—neuropathy, poor circulation and decreased immune system functioning. This can have a detrimental impact on the skin, joints and bones in your feet. We believe all patients with diabetes should be under the care of a Podiatrist to help prevent dangerous wounds and ulcers and promote good podiatric health. One line of products that we offer that can be of particular aid to diabetic patients are our insoles.

Insoles can provide cushioning and padding which eases pressure on feet and joints. Good insoles can provide extra shock absorption and decrease the effects of repeated pounding on the feet which is a result of everyday walking. Some types of insoles limit foot movement which can decrease the risk of friction that causes blisters and skin irritation. Limiting movement of the foot within the shoe can also decrease stress on certain joints and slow the progression of deformities. Some insoles to consider include:

Memory Mold Insoleslightweight and durable, this memory foam forms a custom fit for extreme comfort in any footwear, including most dress styles.

Gel Insoles Velvet Topthese insoles have a smooth, velvet silky top which makes for easy slip-on with socks. They provide comfort when wearing most types of shoes and can be trimmed for a perfect fit.

Gel Silicone Insoles Premier Full Length—made from medical grade Silicone, our Gel Silicone Insoles Premier Full Length provide maximum shock absorption and cushioning. These hard-wearing insoles will not bottom out. They are latex-free and washable. Insoles are transferable between shoes.

Hidden Comfort Insoles for Open Shoes—for women who need the extra cushioning of an insole that’s discreet and ultra-slim, we offer our Hidden Comfort Insoles for Open Shoes. These latex-free insoles will provide hidden comfort when wearing sandals, slides, sling backs or strapped shoes.

You can easily order any of our products through our website (see our complete online catalog) or contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723). Our courteous and knowledgeable staff look forward to helping you get the right products for your all your foot conditions.

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.

Metatarsalgia Causes Ball of Foot Pain

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we know if you are experiencing severe pain in the ball of your foot or the area between the arch of the foot and your toes, you may have metatarsalgia. This condition occurs when a nerve between the metatarsal bones becomes inflamed. Metatarsalgia has a wide variety of causes, including:

  • Injury
  • Being overweight
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Poorly fitting footwear
  • Standing for long periods of time on hard floors
  • Arthritis
  • Foot deformities

Pads Can Bring Relief

Whatever the reason behind your metatarsalgia, we know that your primary concern is getting relief from the inflammation. Below are three products that will lessen pain and allow you to continue your daily activities while you heal.

Gel Metatarsal Pads

A soft gel cushion reduces pressure on the ball of the foot while walking or standing. Gel Metatarsal Pads also help minimize calluses. The soft, durable gel loop is soft and stretchy and will not get tight. Pads are available in two sizes: Regular Thickness and Double Thick Center. Designed for use in all styles of footwear, these latex-free pads can be washed and re-used multiple times.

Poron Metatarsal Pads

Made of Poron medical urethane these pads provide excellent cushioning and biomechanical support. The Poron Metatarsal Pads skives, buffs and burrs easily. The thickness will remain constant and the pad will not flatten or bottom out. The back is fully adhesive for accurate placement. Available in multiple sizes.

Flat Gel Metatarsal Strap Cushion

An incredibly comfortable gel cushion is inside tan colored fabric which wraps around your entire forefoot. Offering superior cushioning, this versatile product has no toe seam so in addition to easing ball of foot pain on either foot, it can also be positioned to protect bunions. Flat Gel Metatarsal Strap Cushion is latex-free and re-usable. Hand wash with mild soap and water and allow to air dry for many hours of ball of foot pain relief.

We look forward to serving all your foot pad needs. See all of our products in our online catalog. Please contact us if you have any questions 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.

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.

Arch Support Makes Exercise More Comfortable

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we know that many patients can increase both their comfort and performance level in sports and fitness activities with the proper use of arch supports. If you have a low arch or flat feet, increased pounding of the foot due to repetitive actions like running can cause heel pain. This is because flattening of the arch puts increased pressure on the heel and also causes the inflammation of the plantar fascia—the long ligament that runs along the bottom of your foot.

We offer a number of products that can provide excellent arch support.  A few to consider include:

Gel Arch Pads—self-stick cushions of soft gel offer support for weak arches, high arches and pronation related foot problems. Designed to be used in all styles of footwear, the Gel Arch Pads are available in two thicknesses. Remove pad for at least three to four hours a day to allow feet to breathe. Pads are washable and can be re-used multiple times.

Arch Steppers—these flexible supports offer long-lasting comfort. Arch Steppers are scientifically contoured to keep your arch at its most efficient height, which helps eliminate pain. Made of flexible material with a ¾ length, these supports are lightweight and take up only minimal space in your shoes. They are also anti-microbial and anti-bacterial. In addition to your fitness shoes, arch steppers can be used in most dress shoes as well.

Arch Binder—an elastic sleeve slips over the foot and provides gentle compression to the arch, comfortably lifting and supporting the plantar fascia. The Arch Binder relieves pain in both the arch and the heel. The sleeve fits either the left or right foot. It can be washed and re-used over and over again.

To see all the products we offer for arch support and other foot conditions, view our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. If you have any questions about our products, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Gel Pads Provide TLC for Neuromas

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that patients suffering with a neuroma experience a lot of pain in the ball of their foot. This benign condition occurs when a nerve becomes enlarged on the underside of the foot, usually between two toes. A neuroma can be caused by anything that compresses the nerves in the forefoot. Oftentimes, pointy or narrow shoes and high heels are the culprit, putting excess pressure on the ball of the foot. An injury or biomechanical deformity can also be at the root of a neuroma. Whatever the cause, many patients say the end result is a feeling that you’ve got a rock in your shoe all the time. Podiatrists have several treatment options available for this condition. To relieving pain during the healing process we have many products that will help:

Ball of Foot Cushion – Ultra Thin—this incredibly comfortable wrap contains a soft gel cushion inside which provides superior padding. The sleeve slips over the entire forefoot and a satin strap holds it firmly in place. The Gel Ball of Foot Cushion can be worn on either foot. It is washable, allowing you to re-use it over and over.

Gel Dancer’s Pad—soft gel pads are self-sticking and can be positioned on the ball of the foot for maximum comfort. They are designed to shift weight bearing away from painful regions and reduce pressure on a neuroma (or other condition which affects the ball of the foot). Gel Dancer’s Pads are designed for use in all styles of footwear. They are available in two different thicknesses and can be washed and re-used multiple times.

Poron Metatarsal Pads—this product provides great cushioning and also biomechanical support if a physical defect is part of the cause of your neuroma. The Poron Metatarsal Pads have a fully adhesive back and will not flatten or bottom out. They are extremely durable and come in three sizes.

To see all of our products, view our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. If you need additional information about our products, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Get 25% Off Your Entire Order—Just in Time for the Holidays!

If you’re having a tough time getting all your holiday shopping done, Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads is here to help. We are offering an incredible 25% of your entire order, with no minimum purchase required. From December 17 through December 24th, simply enter the discount code: ENDOFYEAR18 and you’ll receive 25% of your whole order.

Save on Our Most Popular Products

You can use your 25% off discount to purchase any and all of our foot and ankle health care products. By far, our most popular products are our gel pads. Favorites of our purchasers include:

Gel Ball of Foot Cushions—dramatically reduces pressure when walking or standing. Excellent for those who have calluses, dropped metatarsal head pain, neuromas, fat pad atrophy or metatarsalgia. Pads are self-stick and can be washed and re-used again and again.

Gel Dancer Pads—these soft gel pads cushions are especially helpful with big toe joint pain. Patients who are suffering with hallux limitus and hallux valgus as well as those with metatarsalgia and dropped metatarsal head pain get great relief from these pads. Gel Dancer Pads are available in two thicknesses in or order to ensure a comfortable fit.

All Gel Tubes—got a sore toe? Whether you are experiencing pain due to an ingrown toenail, blister, bunion or other toe problem, the All Gel Tubes will create a barrier between your skin and footwear, thus protecting the painful area. The tube can be cut to any size and is designed for use in all styles of footwear. All our tubes and caps are made of 100% pure silicone and can be used on toes and fingers too.

We offer many other products for all type of foot and ankle disorders. Take advantage of the 25% off to get out felt Corn Pads, Budin Splints, J-tape, Gel Malleolar Sleeve, arch pads, heel lifts and orthotics. To see all that we offer, visit our online catalog or our Deerfield Beach, FL store. Have questions? Contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).  Order today and use your 25% end of the year discount to wrap up your holiday shopping.

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).

Help for Crooked Toes

Crooked Toes

Toe deformities are a common condition that Podiatrists treat and we at Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads have many products that can help. Some of the better-known toe conditions that result in a crooked or bent toe are hammertoe, bunion and claw toe. In most cases, a toe moving out of its normal position is the result of a biomechanical malfunction such as a muscle tendon imbalance. This can be a hereditary condition or the result of an injury or a joint disease. Wearing shoes that don’t fit properly can make toe issues worse.

Footwear, however, is a problem regardless when it comes to crooked toes. Shoes are not designed to accommodate toes that are bent or out of place. Patients with these disorders find they also experience secondary pain and discomfort from the friction and pressure caused by a shoe on the deformed toe.

Below are some products that can help straighten toes and relieve pain:

Budin Splints—constructed of sturdy yet comfortable foam and elastic materials, a Budin Splint gently straightens a bent toe, allowing it to lie straight. This stops the friction on the top and tip of the toe and relieves pain from blisters and corns. We offer Budin Splints for one, two or three toes. This product allows patients to bear weight normally and can help prevent hammertoes from getting worse. Budin Splints are latex free.

Toe Separators—for toes that are pressing up against each other and trying to overlap, we have soft foam separators that compress easily and slip between your toes to cushion sore spots. Toe Separators prevent toes from rubbing against one another.

Triple Toe Gel Crest Pad—this comfortable pad made of soft, stretchy premier gel can hold 3 toes in place and prevent them from overlapping. Worn with the toe crest under the toes, it lifts up the tips of the toes to straighten and align them properly. Worn with the toe crest on top of the toes, it can hold 3 toes down and keep them straight. When used this way, it also can provide a protective barrier between the toes and the shoe.

These are just a few of the many products we offer to help with crooked toes. For more information, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723) or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store.