Help for Holiday Heel Pain Flare Ups

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we’re hearing that many of our customers are experiencing heel pain. This is no surprise to us. The holiday season mean lots of pounding the pavement—literally—looking for gifts, running errands and making the rounds of holiday parties. This can take a toll on your heels. Heel pain can have several sources. It’s natural as you age for the fat pad on your heel to wear down. This is called heel pad atrophy. Less padding means your heel is more easily inflamed. Poor arch support can also impact your heel if the plantar fascia, a long band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot becomes inflamed. Fortunately, we have products that can give your heel the extra help it needs to make it through the holiday season.

Warwick Heel Wedge—if you have an anomaly in your gait, such as feet that turn inward or outward, the effects will definitely be exaggerated with extra walking. The Warwick Heel Wedge improves walking habits and posture. It is reversible so it can be used for either inward or outward leading. Hypoallergenic and latex-free, this product is available in three sizes to accommodate male and female feet.

Gel Heel Sleeve—this product protects the heel from pressure, abrasion and friction and provides an added bonus benefit during this dry season: the medical grade gel inside the sleeve gradually dissipates a mineral oil  to moisturize, soften, soothe and rejuvenate dry skin. The Gel Heel Sleeve is washable and can be re-used over and over again. It has a universal design, so it fits comfortably on either foot.

Gel Heel Cup—your heel will feel like its floating on a gel cloud! Gel Heel Cup provides superior cushioning and relief for those who are spending long hours on their feet. Designed for use in all styles of footwear, this product can be washed and used many times.

If the holiday season has you experiencing foot pain, chances are we have a product that will help. To see a complete listing of all our 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 helpful staff is ready to answer questions and assist you in getting the right products for you.

7 Reasons to Choose Dr. Jill’s Orthotics

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that one of the most common causes of foot pain is lack of arch support. When the arch is not properly supported, the biomechanics of the foot become imbalanced and can result in pain in the heel, arch, and forefoot and even reaching to your knees, hips and lower back. Some conditions that can occur due to abnormal foot motions include:

Orthotics Can Help

Orthopedic devices and arch support are used to treat or adjust abnormal foot motion, provide support and increase stability, control and balance as well as absorb shock and relieve pressure on uncomfortable spots on the foot. Our Orthotics Full Length are very helpful in correcting biomechanical imbalances of the foot and ankle and are more economical than custom molded orthotics. They are useful for patients who are overweight, have a leg length discrepancy or must be on their feet for long periods of time. Below are seven benefits of our orthotics:

  1. Athletes can use orthotics to optimize their performance and enhance foot comfort.
  2. Orthotics can help halt the progression of existing problems, prevent deformities from occurring or increase comfort and promote good foot care.
  3. Our orthotics are designed by a Podiatrist with years of experience treating many kinds of foot problems that have a biomechanical cause.
  4. They are super thin, lightweight and yet sturdy and durable in their construction.
  5. Our full-length orthotic is designed with shock-absorbing foam for maximum protection and comfort.
  6. These orthotics are the closest device you will get to custom orthotics without casting or digital measuring your feet.
  7. Our orthotics have a lifetime guarantee never to break, crack or bottom out.

If you want to learn more about our orthotics or any of our other products, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Helping Senior Feet

In September we recognize Falls Prevention Day. One of the most common reason for falls is foot pain which can cause a patient to walk in such a way that they avoid the pain but may compromise their balance. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads,  we have many ways that patients can reduce foot pain.

Gel Heel Cup—the fat pad on the heel naturally atrophies as you age. If you get to the point where there is not enough cushioning on the heel, pain can ensue. Our Gel Heel Cup cushions your heel with every step. These incredibly comfortable gel pads are also machine washable and designed to be used in all styles of footwear.

Plantar Fasciitis Gel Sleeve—another common source of foot pain stems from the plantar fascia—that long band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot from your toes to your heel. Our Plantar Fasciitis Arch Sleeve can help relieve discomfort from high or fallen arches, tired feet or weak arches. Easy to slip on, this product can be worn with or without shoes to strengthen your arch and give the necessary support.

Achilles Heel Sleeve—this product helps bring relief for another common foot condition: Achilles tendonitis. The soft gel pad inside the sleeve can provide gentle compression and thereby reducing pain and pressure around the tendon.  An added bonus—the Achilles Heel Sleeve can be washed and re-used over and over.

Dealing with foot pain promptly and following your Podiatrist’s instructions for relieving it is just one way senior patients can reduce their risk of falls. Other recommendations include:

  • Get eyes examined regularly.
  • Discard shoes that are worn out.
  • Make modifications to your home by removing objects that can trip you up and improve safety with grab rails and additional lighting.

If you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic foot condition as a senior, chances are we have a product that will help lessen your pain. View all of our products through our online catalog. If you have questions, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Improving Comfort for All Athletes

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that in many parts of the country, young athletes are already gearing up for the fall sports season. High schools take sports seriously and usually start even before school is in session with intense practice periods. For teens who have been inactive most of the summer this can be a recipe for podiatric disaster resulting in injuries and foot pain. Be sure that your teen is moving during the last weeks before the fall sports season starts. If they have an ongoing podiatric problem, it is strongly recommended that they get a checkup from their Podiatrist. Below are some common problems athlete’s face and some products that can help increase comfort while playing sports.

Turf Toe—this injury is a sprain of the big toe that can occur with a sudden and extreme pushing off with the foot. The injury is more apt to occur on artificial turf which can cause the foot to come to a stop more abruptly than natural grass fields, hence the name, Turf Toe. To help stiffen the sole of the shoe and limit the range of motion of the fore- and midfoot, we recommend our Carbon Stabilizer Plates. These are extremely thin and immobilize the toe to help prevent injury. They are available in men and women’s sizes and are also helpful in preventing shin splints, another common sports injury. The Turf Toe/Bunion Strap J-61 is also another great product to help alleviate pain with Turf Toe. This product adds extra support to the big toe and is latex free.

Heel Pain—many teens experience a condition known as Sever’s disease. This disorder causes severe heel pain due to the growth plate at the back of the heel not being fully developed and becoming inflamed. Gel Heel Pads provide incredible cushioning and provide comfort and pain relief with every step. These pads are designed to be worn in all types of shoes. They are washable and can be re-used many times.

Runner’s toe—a black toenail may be a cause for alarm unless you are a runner and used to this sight, which is caused by the constant impact of the toe against the front of the shoe. Our All Gel Toe Cap slips over the affected toe and helps insulate the toe against shock and pressure. Our Toe Caps – Rib Gel is another product we offer that can help relieve runner’s toe pain. The Toe Caps -Rib Gel comes in multiple size to fit any toe.

We offer products to help with all types of foot pain. To see all of our products, view our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. Contact us if you have questions about specific products by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Dealing with Flip Flop-itis

What? You’ve never heard of flip flop-itis? At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we share the concern of many Podiatrists that patients who spend too many hours in traditional flip flops are likely to suffer with foot pain and possibly sustain an injury to their feet or ankles. The problem with traditional flip flops is that they offer no protection to your feet. They also have zero arch support. This can cause heel pain and aggravate the plantar fascia increasing the risk for plantar fasciitis. Below are some products to help with the effects of overuse of flip flops (but they do not take the place of wearing more supportive shoes!).

Gel Arch Pads—wearing flip flops all the time encourages your arches to flatten. Gel Arch Pads offer soft gel to support weak arches and also helps with pronated related foot problems. These self-stick cushions are easy to apply. They can be used in all styles of footwear. They are washable and can be re-used many times.

Arch Binder—this product helps relieve both arch and heel pain. An elastic sleeve provides gentle compression to the arch. The Arch Binder comfortably lifts and supports the plantar fascia. Simply slip over your foot like a sleeve. It fits either the left or right foot and is washable and re-usable.

Gel Heel Cup—sore heels will feel like they are floating on a cloud with these cushioned gel pads. Gel Heel Cups are a great item BUT they will never stay in place in an open toe shoe like a Flip Flop and are meant for sneakers or any shoes with a closed heel. They provide superior relief for tender heels. These cups can be used over and over.

We offer products to treat all types of foot pain and discomfort. To see all of our products, view our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service. If you have questions about our products, contact us by calling: (866) 366-8723.

Help for Patients with Haglund’s Deformity

Haglund’s deformity—more commonly known as “pump bump”—occurs when the bony enlargement at the back of the heel becomes inflamed and irritated. Oftentimes, this occurs as a result of friction from footwear, particularly stiff-backed pumps, dress shoes, work boots or ice skates. It can afflict either women or men. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we offer several options to help relieve pain from this condition.

Heel Lifts—in some cases, structural defects in the feet increase the risk for Haglund’s deformity. One such problem is overly high arches. Heel lifts can help raise your heel and thereby reduce the pressure and pain. We offer a number of different heel lifts:

  • Red Rubber—extremely firm and long lasting, our Red Rubber Heel Lifts will never flatten.
  • Foam Heel Pads—J-22 and J-64 will fit most men’s and women’s shoe sizes. The Foam Heel Pads are latex free and available in several configurations.
  • Adjustable Heel Lifts—this versatile product contains 3 layers of resilient rubber that are 1/8 inch thick. Peel off one or two layers to adjust to ideal heel height for you. Suede leather top cover and tapered ends provide maximum comfort.

Warwick Heel Wedge—another biomechanical issue that can result in Haglund’s deformity is walking on the outside of your heel. The Warwick Heel Wedge actually helps improve foot position and walking habits. It is ideal for feet that turn outward or inward because the wedge is reversible. This product is hypoallergenic and latex free. It is available in sizes Small, Medium and Large.

Helping to relieve foot pain and aid in the treatment of podiatric disorders is a primary goal of Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads. To view all of our products, see our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. If you have questions about any of our products, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Plantar Fasciitis Relief

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that heel pain is one of the most debilitating podiatric conditions for patients to deal with. Plantar fasciitis, a common culprit of heel pain, can have a few different causes. Whatever the source, however, wearing non-supportive footwear on hard, flat surfaces increases the strain on the plantar fascia and increases heel pain and discomfort. Fortunately, we have several solutions that can help cushion and protect hurting heels.

Plantar Fasciitis Arch Sleeve

This comfortable elastic sleeve contains a gel pad that can be positioned comfortably in the arch of the foot to provide support and relieve heel pain. The Plantar Fasciitis Arch Sleeve is also helpful in reducing strain on tendons and shock absorption, helping tired aching feet and preventing the foot from rolling. It can be worn with or without shoes for long-lasting comfort.

Gel Heel Cup

When you put a Gel Heel Cup in your shoe your foot will say, “Ahhhh….” This cup allows your heel to float on a soft cushion of gel and achieve superior relief for tender heels, especially if you need to stand for long hours. These heel cups are washable and can be re-used over and over again. They are designed to be used in all styles of footwear. They are also helpful in relieving discomfort caused by heel spurs, calluses and fat pad atrophy on the bottom of the heel.

Arch Binder

By providing gentle compression to the arch of the foot, the Arch Binder comfortably lifts and supports the plantar fascia with its elastic sleeve. This helps to relieve pain in both the arch and heel. The Arch Binder slips over the foot like a sleeve, allowing for comfortable positioning. It also offers plenty of support to the forefoot. Universal in size, it fits either the left or right foot. This product is washable and can be used many times with proper care.

Don’t suffer needlessly. View all of our products designed to relieve pain and support healing from your foot and ankle disorders. To learn more about our products, visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store or 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.

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.

Heel Pain Has Many Causes

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that there are multiple reasons why patients may suffer with heel pain. The most common is plantar fasciitis. With this disorder, the ligament the runs from your toes to your heel in the bottom of your foot becomes irritated or inflamed (most often from faulty bone structure in the arch of the foot). When the plantar fascia is inflamed, extra pressure and pain in the heel is the result.

There are other causes of heel pain as well. Arthritis, tendonitis, nerve disorders and stress fractures are other possible causes of discomfort in the heel. Your Podiatrist will conduct a physical examination of your foot and may also order x-rays or other imaging studies to determine the source of your pain. The treatment for your heel pain will depend on its root cause.

Products that Can Help

In the meantime, however, if your foot doctor has not told you to stay off your foot completely, we can offer some products that will help protect your heel and ease your pain.

Heel Grips—made of 1/8-inch sponge rubber, our Heel Grips hug your heel to prevent it from slipping around inside the shoe. It also provides cushioning for tender, sensitive heels. Heel Grips have a peel n’ stick adhesive backing that makes them easy to fit in your shoes.

Gel Heel Cup—your hurting heel will feel like it’s floating on a cloud of soft gel with our Gel Heel Cup. This product provides superior relief for tender heels with every step for long-lasting comfort even when you need to be on your feet for a long period of time. The Gel Heel Cup is available in three sizes to fit every foot. It is a washable and re-usable pad that can be worn over and over again.

Gel Heel Pads—cushioned gel pads are designed for use in all styles of footwear. These Gel Heel Pads have a velvet soft top cover which offers additional comfort. They are latex-free and washable for repeated use.

Large Foam or Felt Heel Pads—These heel pads are made of felt and fits most men and women’s shoes. These pads are latex free and help alleviate heel pain.

Small Foam or Felt Heel Pads – our most popular pads, will fit most men and women’s small size shoes. Latex free as well and these pads really cushions the heel to minimize pain.

Cork Heel Lifts  –This heel lift comes in two different types of thickness and comes in a variety of sizes to fit most shoes.  Latex free and a breathable cork material which helps cushion the heel to reduce pain.

PPT Heel Lift Cushions – made of a comfortable cushion that comes in 3 convenient size. These heel lift cushions help to slightly raise your heel which helps take the additional pressure off.

Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads offers products that bring relief for many common foot conditions. To see all our products, view our online catalog or visit our store in Deerfield Beach, FL. Feel free to contact us for more information about our foot products by calling: 866-FOOT-PAD.