They may be little, but at Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads we know that toes can cause big problems if they’re hurting. Toes are also subject to several different types of disorders and injuries. Below are some common toe troubles and products we offer to help relieve pain and increase comfort while they get resolved.
It’s football and soccer season and that means more athlete’s suffering with Turf Toe. Essentially this is a sprain of the big toe. It can happen from repeatedly pushing off or from coming to a sudden stop and “jamming” your toe. Artificial turf is less giving than natural grass and this injury is more likely to occur when playing on this type of surface, hence the name. If you have been diagnosed with this condition or have had it before, we offer our Carbon Stabilizer Plates. These stabilizer plates come in men and women’s shoe sizes and fit inside your shoe to stiffen the sole and limit the range of motion of the forefoot and midfoot. They immobilize the toe joint and prevent it from bending during sports. They are extremely thin, making them comfortable in any sport or walking shoe.
Our Turf Toe/Bunion Strap is another great product that helps athletes and anyone else experiencing Turf Toe pain. Made of moleskin this strap is latex free and will help alleviate big toe pain during your sport season.
Sometimes toes get into trouble not from an injury but from a deformity. Hammertoe and other conditions can cause toes to bend into crooked or abnormal positions and move out of place. We offer products to help align toes properly and reduce friction with shoes that can create corns. Some of these include:
Toe Separators – Foam—soft foam cushions sore spots between toes and provide relief from rubbing and irritation. These are helpful for hammertoes and overlapping toes. Each package comes with two styles for maximum comfort.
Gel Spreader with Loop—perfect for soothing sore spots from bunions, hammertoes or overlapping toes, this gel spreader is soft and comfortable. The stretchy gel loop helps to hold the pad in place. This product is designed to separate, straighten and align the big toe and second toe while reducing friction.