4 Ways to Shop More on Black Friday

Have you planned out your Black Friday shopping trip? Chances are you’ll want to go to several stores to get the best bargains and a head start on your holiday shopping. But, will your feet cooperate? At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that there are many foot conditions that cause pain, which will slow down or even bring your marathon day at the mall to a complete halt. That’s where we come in. Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads offers many products that can help keep your feet happy and comfortable.

Below are some of our patients’ favorites:

  1. Gel Ball of Foot Cushions—soft Gel Ball of Foot Cushions provide thick cushioning that allows you to offload from sore spots and prevent pain from conditions such as dropped metatarsal heads, fat pad atrophy, neuromas and metatarsalgia. These cushions come in two different thicknesses and can be positioned exactly where most needed. (Consult your Podiatrist if you are unsure of best placement for your condition.) These gel cushions are washable and can be re-used multiple times to get you through the entire holiday season. We also offer an Ultra Thin Ball of Foot Cushions, which are also washable and re-usable.
  2. Corn Pads—there are several foot disorders that can cause a corn to develop, including hammertoes and bunions. These felt Corn Pads have a center hole and when placed over the corn will create a protective barrier that transfers pressure away from the corn. Adhesive backing assures that the pad will stay in place throughout your shopping day. We also have Gel Corn Pads that have a soft fabric sleeve with gel inside that stretches to fit toes.
  3. Gel Hammer Toe Cushions – Adjustable Crest Pad—if you suffer with a hammertoe, a long day of shopping can be excruciating. Our Gel Hammer Toe Cushion – Adjustable Crest Pad makes walking more comfortable and easier because the pads help lift and straighten toes to reduce pressure on the tips and tops of the toes. This pad can also be used to help straighten overlapping toes. An adjustable fabric loop fits any size toe. The pads are latex free and available for the left or right foot.
  4. Callus Protection—annoying calluses can also slow down your bargain hunting. Try our Gel U Shaped Pads, Gel Oval Callus Pads, or our Felt U Shaped Callus Pads to increase comfort while walking or standing by transferring pressure from the callus to the cushion.

We make products to help with many other foot disorders too. See our complete catalog online or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. For more information about our products, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Providing Relief for Ingrown Toenail Pain

Providing Relief for Ingrown Toenail Pain

Anyone who has had an ingrown toenail knows how painful it can be. One edge of the nail begins to grow down and into the skin surrounding the toenail. This causes inflammation, swelling, tenderness and extreme pain. Left untreated, ingrown toenails can also become infected. Although ingrown toenails happen most often to the big toe, they can develop in any toe. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we have two products specifically designed to protect and cushion sore toes while they heal.

Toe Caps to the Rescue

All Gel Toe Caps, Gel and Fabric Toe Caps and Ribbed Gel Toe Caps have a number of excellent features that relieve pain and increase comfort for patients suffering from an ingrown toenail:

  • Padded tips insulate toes from shock and pressure
  • Toe caps slip comfortably over the entire toe with a cushioned fit that’s flexible and not too tight
  • Designed to be used in all styles of footwear
  • Gel slowly releases mineral oil which softens and moistens the skin

The All Gel Toe Caps are available in a variety of sizes with large being for the big toe and then medium (which is best for the big toe on many women), small and mini which can accommodate virtually every man or woman’s toe. The Gel and Fabric Toe Caps can be cut down to custom fit whichever toe you need it for and the Ribbed Gel Toe Caps are available in sizes S/M and L/XL for the 6 packs or XXL for the 2 packs.

Get the Most from Your Toe Caps

Your toe caps can last for many uses with the proper care. To get the maximum life from the caps, we recommend that you hand wash them with a mild soap and water. Rinse completely and then air dry. After the toe tubes are dry, you can lightly dust the gel with talcum powder if the cap feels sticky.

As with all products, do not use toe caps over an open wound. If you experience any discomfort while wearing the caps, discontinue use immediately and notify your Podiatrist.

To see other products Dr. Jill has for other foot ailments, view our online catalog. For questions, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723) or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store.

Turf Toe Requires Special Protection

Turf toe is a sprain of the big toe joint that is often the result of injury during a sport. Most commonly, it happens to football players when they push off hard to start running or to soccer players when they come to an abrupt halt and their toe sticks while their body continues forward. This is particularly likely to occur when playing on fake turf, hence the name turf toe.

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, however, our Podiatrist knows that turf toe is also a condition that can affect more casual athletes like those who run or speed walk for fitness, do gymnastics or any activity that involves repeatedly pushing off with your big toe.

Signs of Turf Toe

Symptoms of turf toe include the following:

  • Pain at the base of the big toe
  • Swelling at the joint
  • Limited range of motion and movement of the joint

If turf toe is the result of repetitive actions, the symptoms may begin slowly and gradually get worse over time. In cases where turf toe is caused by a sudden, wrenching injury, the signs will appear at once and continue to get worse over a 24-hour period.

Dr. Jill to the Rescue

One reason turf toe happens is that patients are wearing shoes that are too flexible and don’t provide adequate support for the activity they are doing. We offer a few products that can greatly decrease the risk of turf toe.

Carbon Stabilizer Plates are inserts that are used to stiffen the sole of your shoe and limit the range of motion of the forefoot to help decrease the flexibility of the shoe. In so doing, they help prevent big toe sprains. The plates are extremely thin—only 1/8” thick—and comfortable to wear. Carbon Stabilizer Plates are latex free and available in men’s sizes 6-15 and women’s sizes 5-12.

Our Spring Steel Insoles are also ideal for preventing Turf Toe and other foot problems requiring a semi-rigid foot bed. We offer Full Spring Steel Insoles as well as Half Spring Steel Insoles and both products are available in sizes for men and women.

In addition, our Moleskin Turf Toe/Bunion Straps are another great product we offer that can also help decrease the risk of Turf Toe.

To see all of the products we make to help with various podiatric conditions, shop our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. Need more information? Contact us today by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).

Runners Get Help from Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads

Running is a great way to get in shape. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, however, we know that it also can put quite a bit of strain on your feet and ankles. As a runner, there are some precautions you can take to help avoid harm to your feet. These include:

  • Wearing the proper shoes. Running shoes are specifically designed for the motion and stress put on your feet by this activity. Be sure to get professionally measured and fitted and replace running shoes when they are worn out.
  • Warm up. The proper stretches at the beginning and end of your run can go a long way toward preventing injury as well as several chronic foot and ankle conditions.
  • Listen to your body. Always start out slowly and gradually increase your workout as your fitness level increases. If you experience pain, don’t try to run through it. Stop! If the pain is ongoing or acute, contact your Podiatrist to get it evaluated.

Common Runner Problems

Some lower extremity issues commonly associated with running include:

Runner’s Toe—the repeated hitting of the toe up against the front of the shoe can cause the toenail to become bruised and black. Avid runners are also at a higher risk for ingrown toenails. Don’t let a sore toe keep you off the track. Our All Gel Toe Cap and our Gel and Fabric Toe Caps can provide protective cushioning to the toe for increased comfort when you run.

Ankle Sprains—this is a very common injury, especially if you run on uneven surfaces such as city sidewalks or wooded trails. Full rehabilitation of ankle injuries is necessary to prevent weak ankles from becoming a chronic problem. Our Gel Malleolar Sleeve cushions the ankle and protects against impact, pressure and injury. We also offer moleskin rolls and an extensive variety of tapes in various materials and sizes to help ankles stay stable.

Achilles Tendonitis—this condition is prevalent among professional runners and “weekend warriors.” It can result from overuse or from a sudden increase in duration or intensity of your run. Hill running can also inflame this tendon. Try our Achilles Heel Sleeve or one of our heel lifts or pads to help prevent Achilles issues.

We have many other products that can help runners. Visit our online catalog or our Deerfield Beach, FL store or contact us by calling (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723) for more choices.

Need a Little Extra Support?

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we know that low or fallen arches are a serious condition that can affect many aspects of foot health. As a Podiatrist, the designer of our products, Dr. Jill Scheur, has seen many times how biomechanical problems in your foot can lead to debilitating foot conditions. Flat feet (or fallen arches) put additional stress on the plantar fascia and contribute to heel pain. They can cause your foot to overpronate and lead to metatarsalgia and create other issues that cause pain and discomfort in the ball of the foot as well.

Arch Supports

One way of dealing with these types of foot disorders is by correcting the functioning and positioning of the foot. Arch supports are an excellent way to do this. Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads offers several options:

Gel Arch Pads—these soft gel supports feature self-stick cushions for easy application and can be used in all styles of footwear. They come in two different thicknesses, so you are assured a comfortable fit. The Gel Arch Pads are latex free and can be used over and over again. Simply wash and allow to air dry for long-lasting wear.

Arch Steppers—designed with a scientifically contoured arch, these flexible supports provide long-lasting comfort for achy, weak and tired legs. The Arch Steppers come in two sizes and are ¾ length, which means extra room in the toe area. Lightweight and durable, the Arch Steppers have a base that is microbial and anti-bacterial. They can be used in nearly all styles of footwear, including most dress styles.

Arch Binder—this elastic sleeve slides over the arch providing gently yet firm compression. It helps to lift the arch and support the plantar fascia and relieves arch and heel pain. The arch binder also supports the forefoot. One size fits most and it can be worn on either the right or left foot.

Low arches are one of the many foot problems that Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads can help with. To see all of our products, view our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store. Need assistance? Contact us 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.

8 Reasons to Try Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads

Here at Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we are dedicated to helping patients with foot pain and discomfort. Pain in the lower extremities makes every day living difficult. Simple and essential activities such as standing and walking can become excruciating. That’s why we exist—to help people with foot problems.

Below are 8 reasons to try our products:

  1. Our products are designed by a Podiatrist. Jill Scheur, DPM founded Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads because she felt a strong need to provide patients, Podiatrists and other medical professionals and medical facilities with high quality foot pads that would bring real relief for all types of foot ailments.
  2. We have a wide variety of products for foot and toe issues. We feature hundreds of products to address the symptoms of many foot problems. Do you suffer with a hammertoe, bunion, ingrown toenail or plantar fasciitis? We have products that will help with all those issues and many more. Shop our online catalog to find the best product for your condition.
  3. We use top quality materials and production methods. We make pads from Felts, Foams, Moleskin, Gels and many more! We use the highest quality products available and manufacture them to fit properly and be long lasting.
  4. Our products are economical. Our products are offered at the lowest prices possible. Many of our pads are reusable. They can be washed and used over and over again many times if cared for properly.
  5. Excellent Customer Service. We pride ourselves on offering top notch, friendly and helpful customer service. You can contact us at any time and we will get back to you promptly.
  6. Same day shipping. If an item is in stock, we will ship it on the business day that the order is received.
  7. Free shipping available. If your order totals $25 or more, we will not charge you for shipping.
  8. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. We offer a 30-day money back guarantee on all our products.

Ready to try our products? Call us today at: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723) or visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store.

Relief for Ball of Foot Pain

Ball of Foot

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we know that there are several conditions that can result in pain in the ball of your foot. Some of these include:

  • Fat Pad Atrophy—as part of the aging process, the fat pad on the ball of the foot naturally begins to decrease. This can lead to a loss of cushioning and soreness in that part of the foot.
  • Neuroma—a thickening of the nerve tissue on the bottom of the foot can cause irritation and enlargement of the nerve making it painful to bear weight.
  • Metatarsalgia—the heads of the metatarsal bones that run from your arch to your toe joints can become inflamed when too much stress is put on this area. Oftentimes this will happen when your foot is not able to distribute weight evenly. Deformities such as bunions or hammertoes can also put extra stress on the ball of your foot.

When you are experiencing pain in the ball of your foot, regardless of the cause, your goal is to get relief. We offer products that will do just that.

Gel Ball of Foot Cushions

Soft Gel Ball of Foot Cushions reduce pressure on painful spots when walking or standing. These pads come in two different thicknesses. Talk to your Podiatrist and/or Medical Professional about the thickness and best positioning of the pad based on your foot condition. These pads can be used with any style of footwear and have a self-stick backing which makes them easy to apply. Soft Gel Ball Foot Cushions are re-useable. Simply wash with a mild soap and water and allow the pad to dry completely.

Gel Dancers Pads

Another product that produces similar results is our Gel Dancers Pads. These have a cut out that surrounds the area under the designated metatarsal head on the ball of the foot to redistribute weight onto the pad and away from the painful area. These pads also come in two thicknesses to ensure a comfortable fit. You can use our Gel Dancer Pads over and over again.

In addition, we also offer felt Metatarsal Pads, felt Dancers Pads in 1/4” and 1/8” and other products to help with metatarsal pain. To see all of our products, visit our online catalog. You can order metatarsal pads by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723) or stop by our Deerfield Beach store.

Dr. Jill’s Protection for Painful Corns

 

Corns are a secondary condition that form as the result of repeated pressure on skin from another foot problem. When you have a bunion, hammertoe or other foot deformity, it causes footwear to rub and put pressure on a spot on your toe or foot. Over time, a corn may form. Eventually, the underlying problem that is causing the corn needs to be treated in order for the corn to be eliminated. Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads offer a number of solutions that can bring relief to painful corns.

Gel Corn Pads—a soft fabric sleeve containing gel inside is expandable and therefore easily stretches to slip over your toe. The gel provides cushioning which protects the corn and relieves pain. An added bonus, Gel Corn Pads release moisturizers onto the hardened skin to soften and relieve discomfort of the problem area. Our Gel Corn Pads are breathable and allow air to circulate. They are washable and can be re-used multiple times in all types of footwear.

All Gel Toe Tubes—these soft gel tubes are 4 ½ inches long and can be custom cut to any size needed. Also washable and re-usable, these tubes protect the toe and provide a barrier between the foot and your shoes. All Gel Toe Tubes come in 5 sizes to ensure a comfortable fit.

All Gel Toe Caps—one-size cap is designed to slip over the top of toes 2, 3, 4, or 5 (not the big toe). The All Gel Toe Caps insulate the toes against shock and pressure and they have a padded toe tip, which provides extra comfort. The gel slowly releases mineral oil to soften and moisturize the skin. These too are washable and re-usable.

The pad you choose will depend on the location and severity of the corn. You should never apply a gel pad to an open wound and pads should be removed for at least 3-4 hours each day to allow the skin to breathe. To see other products that can help with this and other podiatric problems, view our online catalog or contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723). You can also visit our store, located in Deerfield Beach, FL.

10 Reasons to Try Dr. Jill’s Orthotics

 

At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we understand how your feet affect the rest of your body. After all, your feet are the foundation of your entire body. How your feet feel has a significant impact on how the rest of your body feels and performs. Biomechanical dysfunction in your feet can cause misalignment and imbalances that cause stress and lead to foot disorders such as plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, post-tibial tendonitis, Morton’s neuroma, Achilles tendonitis, bunions, heel spurs, shin splints and tarsal tunnel syndrome. It can also result in knee, hip and back pain.

Pre-fab orthotics can help adjust for biomechanical problems. Other benefits of our pre-fab orthotics include:

  1. Help correct abnormal foot motion, provide support and stability, absorb shock and shift pressure off of uncomfortable spots on your foot
  2. Correct abnormal walking patterns which in turn increases balance and helps prevent falls
  3. Bring relief of foot pain and soreness for patients who are overweight, have to be on their feet for long periods of time or who have a leg length discrepancy
  4. Allow athletes to optimize performance while enhancing foot comfort
  5. Protect and increase comfort for patients with chronic conditions like diabetes and arthritis
  6. Slow or halt the progression of existing foot conditions
  7. Lightweight, super-thin design that is sturdy and durable
  8. Base that is anti-microbial and anti-bacterial
  9. Designed by a podiatrist
  10. Lower cost than custom-made orthotics

Our Arch Steppers and Memory Molds are available for men and women, can be used for all styles of footwear and have provided comfort and relief to patients for over 16 years.

Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads offers many products to relieve a full spectrum of foot and ankle problems. To view all of our products, take a look at our online catalog or visit our store in Deerfield Beach, FL. You can place your order online or contact us at: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).