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).

Taking Care of Toe Troubles

Toes–they may be little but at Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we know if they’re hurting, they can cause a big problem. When toes are in pain it makes it difficult to stand or walk. Wearing shoes can become a source of excruciating discomfort. Thankfully, we offer many products to help with a myriad of toe problems. Below are some of our more popular ones.

Ingrown Toenails—cutting toenails too short or rounding the edges can allow the nail start to grow into the skin surrounding the nail bed. Wearing shoes that are too tight can also foster the development of this painful condition. For some patients, ingrown toenails are a chronic problem. If you suffer with this disorder, consider our All Gel Toe Cap or the Gel and Fabric Toe Cap.

Hammertoes—so named because of the hammer-like appearance of the toe when it has this deformity, patients with hammertoes have to be careful to treat them in the early stages while the toes are still flexible. Without treatment, hammertoes can become rigidly bent in the misaligned position leading to difficulty with balance and secondary conditions of corns and calluses from the toe rubbing against the tops of shoes. Some products to try if you have a hammertoe include, the Triple Toe Gel Crest Pad, which can be worn with the crest on top of the toes to hold down three toes and keep them straight as well as provide a barrier to footwear. Some other helpful products are: our Budin Splint Triple Toe and our Foam Toe Separators.

Turf Toe—this injury is essentially a sprain of the big toe joint that can occur from a sudden jamming of the toe or repetitive stress on the joint. Less flexible shoes can help with turf toe as well as our Carbon Stabilizer Plates, which will limit the range of motion of the forefoot.

We have products to help with nearly any foot problem. To see all our products, view our online catalog or stop by our store in Deerfield Beach, FL. If you need more information about specific products, contact us at: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

In Recognition of Arthritis Awareness Month

May is Arthritis Awareness Month and at Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we know how debilitating the condition can be. Arthritis can strike a patient of any age, sex or race. Currently, it’s estimated that 50 million adults in the United States and 300,000 children have some form of arthritis. The term arthritis actually covers over 100 different joint disorder. One in particular, rheumatoid arthritis, can result in crooked toes and other toe deformities such as hammertoes and claw toes. The best treatment outcomes for crooked toes occur when they are treated in their early stages and are still flexible.

Maintaining Proper Alignment

We offer several products that can help you keep toes that are moving out of place better aligned. Our Gel Buddy Splint separates crooked or overlapping digits using two soft stretchy loops with a spacer in between. It’s made of premier gel and latex-free. A versatile product that can be used to relieve pressure by elevating the tips of toes or keep toes from overlapping is the 1 Toe Gel Crest Pad. This product can be washed and re-used multiple time.

Alleviating Pain

Another problem when toes begin to bend or become deformed is pain caused by friction from shoes and from rubbing and pressing up against one another. Our Foam Toe Separators are soft and malleable. They cushion sore spots between toes and bring relief from the irritation caused when one toe rubs on another. The separators are made of non-medicated, medical-grade foam and are designed for use in all footwear styles. If you need both friction reduction and straightening, our Gel Spreader with Loop takes care of both issues. Designed specifically for use between the big toe and the second toe, this soft, flexible hourglass-shaped toe spreader features a look to keep it in place.

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads our aim is to provide relief and help with all types of foot disorders. Check our online catalog to see all of our products or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to 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.

Hammertoes? We Can Help

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads all of our products are designed by an experienced Podiatrist. That’s why we know that foot doctors treating patients with hammertoes have two goals: alleviating painful symptoms and helping to straighten the bent toe or toes. Below are products we offer that can help with this common condition.

Pain Relief

The telltale shape of the bent hammertoe results in irritation on the top of the toe due to friction and pressure from wearing shoes. In fact, many patients with hammertoes also develop painful corns on the tops of the affected toes. Products designed to help protect sore areas include:

All Gel Toe Caps—soft gel provides cushioning and comfort with this product that slips over the entire toe. Available in four sizes to fit any toe, the All Gel Toe Caps are washable and can provide many days of relief. These pads provide protection from pressure and shock. As an added bonus, the gel slowly releases mineral oil which moisturizes the skin of the toe.

Gel EcoGel Tubes Ribbed—these ribbed tubes are fully lined with gel and perfect for protecting underlapping toes and corns. The small size of the Gel EcoGel Tubes are perfect for hammertoe sufferers. The tubes are latex free and come two to a package.

Correction

Hammertoes are a progressive condition and left untreated, the bend in the toe can become rigid and inflexible. We have products that help straighten and align the toe or toes that are bent.

Budin Splints—made of comfortable but well-padded foam, the Budin Splint gently straightens a hammertoe, allowing it to lie straight. Budin Splints are available for one, two or three toes and give immediate relief from pressure from footwear. These washable and reusable splints fit either foot, and they are designed to work with most shoe styles.

Triple Toe Gel Crest Pad—this versatile product can be used two ways: worn underneath the toes it can lift the tips and help stretch toes into proper position or, wear with the crest on top to hold 3 toes down and straight. It also provides a barrier between the toes and shoes. The Triple Toe Gel Crest Pad is made of soft, stretchy premier gel and is latex free.

We have products to help all types of podiatric disorders. See our online catalog for all products we offer or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. For more information, contact us by calling: (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).

Hammertoe Helpers

A hammertoe is a deformity of one or more joints in the second, third, fourth or fifth toe that forces it to bend abnormally into a position that resembles a hammer. A hammertoe is most often caused by a muscle/tendon imbalance caused by structural or neurological changes in the foot. They may start out gradually but get worse over time. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know how painful and uncomfortable this condition can be. We offer several products to help straighten a hammertoe and also to relieve pain caused by friction and pressure on the hammertoe caused by footwear.

Budin Splints—these sturdy yet comfortable foam and elastic splints gently straighten a hammertoe. When the toe is able to lie straight the pain is alleviated in the top and tip of the toe. The toe is thereby prevented from becoming worse and can bear weight normally. Our Budin Splints are available for one, two or three toes. They feature well-padded bottoms which will cushion the ball of the foot and give you extra comfort while standing. The cushions are washable and can be re-used multiple times.

Triple Toe Gel Crest Pad—an alternative to the Budin Splints is this gel pad. It has three loops to hold three toes together and can be used either under the toes or on top of them to straighten toes and hold them in position. The soft, stretchy gel in the Triple Toe Gel Crest Pad is latex free and creates a barrier between the shoes and toes for added comfort and protection.

Wrap Straps—this simple, yet effective product allows for re-positioning of hammertoes (as well as overlapping or crooked toes). Just wrap the strap around the toes that need re-aligning and secure the Velcro at the appropriate tightness. The straps can be custom cut to the length that is optimal for your toes. The soft foam cushioning will relieve irritation and rubbing from shoes on the tops of the toes. Wrap Straps can be worn with nearly all socks and shoe types.

Hammertoe Cushion/Adjustable Gel Crest Pads – which is one of our most popular items, helps support toes which are bent due to hammertoes. These pads are washable, re-usable and available for both left and right toes. These pads can be used in all styles of footwear.

Gel Spreader with Loop – a comfortable gel toe spreader designed to spread, straighten, align and reduce friction between big toe and 2nd toe. It has a soft flexible hourglass- shaped gel toe spreader with a toe loop to help keep it in place.  The gel spreader is applied on the bottom of the toe to help elevate toe to straighten toe/hammertoe and relieve pressure.

1 Toe Gel Crest Padthese pads have multiple uses from preventing overlapping toes to elevating the tips of the toes to relieve pressure at distal tip. These comfortable Premier Gels have a soft stretchy gel loop that is reusable, washable and can be put over tops of toes to hold them down.

Lamb’s Wool – This new product provides natural, breathable air flow to reach affected areas along with additional cushioning that will help reduce pain between the toes.

In addition to hammertoes, we offer products to help alleviate the symptoms of many other chronic foot and ankle conditions. To see all products, view our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach store. You can also contact us for more information 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).

Help for Hammertoes

A common foot problem that can cause patients an immense amount of pain is a hammertoe. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we offer solutions to help deal with this potentially debilitating condition.

Hammertoe

Hammertoes are a progressive condition. Although everyone recognizes the telltale bend in one or more toe joints of a hammertoe, this deformity starts out gradually. At first you may just notice your toe starting to bend downward, but over time, the bend becomes more pronounced and the toe becomes increasingly rigid in the deformed position. Secondary conditions such as corns and calluses may then form due to the pressure and friction the toe is now experiencing in its misaligned position while wearing shoes. As a podiatrist, Dr. Jill recognizes the importance of treating hammertoes while they are still somewhat malleable. She created a product to help greatly improve mobility and reduce pain and the risk of secondary conditions.

The Budin Splint

Hammertoes can develop on any toe but the big one. Although there are several potential causes of hammertoe, the most common is a muscle/tendon imbalance. The Budin Splint is constructed of comfortable but sturdy foam and elastic materials and it gently straightens the hammertoe. This allows it to lie straight, alleviating the pain on the top and tip of the toe. The Budin Splint is available for one, two or three hammertoes on the same foot. In addition to relieving discomfort, this product has several benefits:

  • It allows the toe(s) to bear weight normally so the patient can walk with their regular gait and thus prevents other foot and lower extremity conditions from developing due to an altered gait.
  • It does away with the unsightly bulge in the top of the shoe of the patient with hammertoe.
  • It will prevent the hammertoe from progressing to a worse state.

Wrap Straps

Another product that can help with re-positioning a hammertoe is the Wrap Straps. Made of thin, soft material, these comfortable straps can be custom cut to the appropriate length and then wrapped around the affected toes and secured with an adjustable Velcro closure.

All of Dr. Jill’s products are available in the Deerfield Beach, FL store or you can order online or by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723). Contact us for more information.