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).