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By Philip S. Pinsker, DPM PC
November 30, 2016
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Ingrown Toenail   Bunions   Dry Feet  

You may have survived Black Friday but we all know the holiday shopping season is more of a marathon than a sprint. During this busy time of the year, you’ll be asking even more of your feet. At Philip S. Pinsker, DPM, we want to offer the following tips to ensure that your feet stay healthy and pain free:

  • If the Shoe Fits—it may seem obvious but one of the most important ways to take care of your feet durin
  • g the holiday season is by wearing properly fitting, supportive shoes. If you are in need of new shoes buy them now. Get professionally measured, and buy shoes that have plenty of room for your toes and don’t rub anywhere. Shop for shoes at the end of the day—that’s when your feet are at their largest.
  • Don’t Sacrifice Comfort for Fashion—Chic winter boots are famous for having inadequate arch support. Squeezing your feet into high heels with narrow toe boxes for holiday parties can increase the risk of bunions and ingrown toenails. If you can’t eliminate these types of shoes from your wardrobe at least limit the amount of time you spend in them.
  • Change Your Socks and Shoes—Overheated stores and offices cause feet to sweat and then they spend hours closed in heavy shoes. This is the perfect formula for athlete’s foot and other fungal infections. Change your socks whenever they get damp from sweat or precipitation as soon as possible. Don’t wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row to give them a chance to air out.
  • Don’t Miss Moisturizing—at the end of the day treat your feet to a rich, emollient moisturizer. Massage it into the skin to help prevent dryness and cracking—and just to say “thank you” for all the hard work your feet have done for you that day!

If with increased activity you notice pain or discomfort in your toes, feet or ankles don’t put off making an appointment to see our podiatrist, Dr. Philip S. Pinsker, until after the holidays. Many foot problems can be easily treated in their early stages. To contact our Washington office, call: (724) 225- 7410.

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