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By Philip S. Pinsker, DPM PC
December 28, 2016
Category: foot care tips
Tags: pedicure   new shoes   moisturizer  

You cooked, you cleaned and you walked all over the mall to find the perfect gifts for everyone—now how about a gift for your overworked feet? At Philip S. Pinsker, DPM, we want to suggest that you give your feet a present for all the hard work they’ve done during the busy holiday season. Below are some great choices:

Put Your Feet Up—first and foremost, give your feet a rest. Long hours standing, extra time in uncomfortable dress shoes and all the pre-holiday running around can leave your feet aching and tired. A few days rest and some hours spent with your feet elevated should help them get back to normal. If, however, you notice pain or discomfort that doesn’t go away after resting, contact our Washington office for an appointment. Our board certified podiatrist, Dr. Philip S. Pinsker, will want to examine your feet and ankles to find the source of the pain. It’s not uncommon for foot problems to develop or become more obvious during times of excessive activity.

Get a Pedicure—not only will your feet feel good and look good after a professional pedicure, by properly trimming toenails (straight across and not too short) you can help avoid ingrown toenails. Just be sure that the salon you choose follows proper sanitizing guidelines for tubs and tools or bring your own tools to minimize risk of fungal infections.

Buy New Shoes—one of the best gifts you can give your feet are properly fitting, good-quality shoes. Foot size changes as we age. Get your feet professionally measured and shop for a pair of shoes with a roomy toe box and good arch support. Not only will your feet feel better, you’ll also be taking an important step in preventing several foot conditions including bunions and hammertoes.

Indulge in a Rich Moisturizer—painful heel cracks and dry, itchy skin are more common during the winter months. Treat yourself to a luxurious, extra emollient cream or lotion and massage it into your tired feet at the end of each day. Then slip on some soft socks and relax—ahhhhh.

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