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By Philip S. Pinsker, DPM PC
December 29, 2017
Category: foot care tips

At Philip S. Pinsker, DPM, we know the amount of hard work your feet do for you and the extra strain they’ve endured during this busy season. Although they may be too humble to ask, if your feet could write a letter to Santa these items would surely be on it:

Anti-Fatigue Mat—cushioned mats that you can place where you stand for long periods of time (at the kitchen sink, stand up desk, etc.) relieve foot pain and take the pressure off your soles—some by as much as 30%. Look for ones that have a non-slip bottom.

Moisture Wicking Socks—by keeping perspiration away from your skin these socks serve two purposes: they help your feet stay warmer and they can lower the chances of fungal infections since fungi love moist, dark places to grow.

Massaging Foot Ball—a hard rubber ball or log with small, protruding nubs these devices can be handheld or rolled under your foot at the end of the day to provide a stimulating foot massage. Foot massagers can improve circulation and bring temporary relief from fatigue and pain due to conditions such as plantar fasciitis or heel spurs.

Gel Inserts—as we age, the fat pad on the bottom of our feet naturally begins to deteriorate. With less padding there’s more foot pain. Gel inserts for your shoes can help replace what nature is taking away and increase your comfort when walking and standing.

Foot Spa—nothing says “ahh…” like a soothing foot soak at the end of the day. Warm water and aromatherapy oils reduce stress and relax tired feet. Some spas come with hydro jets for gentle foot massage.

An Appointment with the Foot Doctor—if you’ve any nagging foot pain after the holiday season a visit to our Washington office to be evaluated by our podiatrist, Dr. Philip S. Pinsker is the best gift of all. When foot disorders are diagnosed in their early stages the healing is generally faster and the risk of long term disability greatly reduced. Contact us today by calling: (724) 225-7410.

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