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.

Get Relief from Heel Pain

If all the time pounding the pavement doing holiday shopping, waiting in line at the post office and standing at holiday cocktail parties have left you with hurting heels, we at Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads have products that can bring relief. Heel pain and plantar fasciitis can be caused by an inflamed plantar fascia (the long ligament that runs along the bottom of your foot) or fallen arches. The products below are designed by a Podiatrist to reduce pain and/or help give support to arches.

Plantar Fasciitis Arch Sleeve

This easy slip-on sleeve is made to be worn with or without shoes. The comfortable sleeve holds gel in place to provide arch support. The Plantar Fasciitis Arch Sleeve is helpful for patients with fallen arches, high arches, heel spurs, tired feet and those with pronation-related problems. The unique structure and shape of the gel prevent the foot from rolling over which reduces strain on tendons and absorbs shock with every step.

 Gel Heel Cup    

Made of gel, these cups provide superior cushioning making the heel feel as if it is floating. Designed to be used in all styles of footwear the pads will bring relief to those with tender heels who have to stand for long hours. It is latex-free and can be washed and reused multiple times.

Arch Binder

A comfortable elastic sleeve provides gentle compression to the arch and lifts and supports the plantar fascia. The Arch Binder offers plenty of forefoot support and relieves pain in both the arch and the heel. It fits on either the left or right foot and is washable for long-term use.

To see more products for plantar fasciitis and many other conditions, visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store or view our online catalog. Questions? Contact us by calling (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

3 Ways to Ease Achilles Pain

 

Your Achilles tendon runs along the back of your lower leg, connecting your heel bone to your calf muscle. Although it is one of the strongest tendons in your body, it is also one of the most frequently injured.

Achilles tendonitis and tendonosis occur when the tendon becomes inflamed. Considered an “overuse injury,” Achilles tendonitis affects both serious athletes and “weekend warriors.” Some activities that put strain on the tendon are running—particularly sprints, which cause you to push off forcefully, stair stepping and hill climbing. Any sudden increase in intensity or duration of repetitive activities that put stress on the tendon can result in inflammation. Symptoms of an Achilles disorder include pain anywhere along the tendon, tenderness and/or a feeling of tiredness or sluggishness in the lower leg.

Relieving and Protecting

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we have 3 ways to help relieve the pain and strain on the Achilles tendon. These products, all designed by a highly experienced podiatrist, can help reduce the strain on the tendon and lessen pain:

  1. Achilles Heel Sleeve—this sleeve fits over your foot and covers it from above the ankle to the middle of your foot. Made of a soft fabric with gel pads inside to cushion the back of the heel area, the Achilles Heel Sleeve protects the affected part of the heel and leg from friction while gently compressing and reducing pressure around the sore areas. The sleeve is washable, and the pads can be re-used over and over again. It comes in 2 sizes, S/M and L/XL, and is suitable for use with all types of footwear.
  2. Heel Lifts—these are often recommended by podiatrists to reduce stress on the tendon while it heals. Heel lifts help your tendon to be stretched less and therefore more relaxed. We offer 3 types of heel lifts: PPT, Cork and Adjustable Heel Lifts, which are made of resilient rubber. With the adjustable heel lifts you can peel off one or two layers to adjust the heel height for maximum comfort. Heel lifts come in various thicknesses and a number of different styles.
  3. Heel Pads—these come in two sizes, J-22 and J-64. Heel pads also offer cushioning for protection and comfort to those suffering with Achilles tendon issues.

To order these or any of our other foot care products, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723) or visit our Deerfield Beach store.