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By Clark Podiatry Center
November 21, 2017
Category: Foot Care

Your feet carry you everywhere. They work hard to support you in all that you do and move you forward in life, literally. And sometimes backward, if you wish! So during this time of remembering all of the things you are thankful for, give thanks for your hard-working feet and thank them through some of the following ways:

1. Lead a healthy lifestyle including nutritious food and regular physical activity.

  • It’s important that you take care of your whole body, including your feet. Eat the right foods, taking into account any conditions you have (i.e. gout, diabetes), so that your feet do not suffer from overindulgence or lack of nutrition.
  • Regular exercise does your body good. Include exercises to strengthen and stretch your toes, feet, and ankles to promote circulation and relieve tension.

2. Home or Salon Pedicure

  • This is another way to give your feet some pampering. You can buy a simple pedicure kit, or use what you have (paper towels wrapped around the toes work well as toe separators). This activity can range from a simple cleanup and grooming to a full treatment with strengthening polish and skin exfoliation.
  • Just remember to be gentle and sanitize your tools. Do not do anything that causes you pain, as this could lead to injury or infection.

3. Foot massage

  • Place one foot on the other knee, so that the bottom of your foot faces you. Give your foot a nice rub, using lotion or oil if you wish, but be careful of slipping after! You’ll feel some pressure points that feel tight, but wonderful! If you cannot reach your feet, use a small golf ball or lacrosse ball on the ground to massage the soles of your feet.
  • Grab a partner and take turns massaging each other’s feet. Try using the thumbs in circular motions to get relief.
  • Don’t have a partner? Do you have a nearby mall? There’s a good chance you can “test” out foot massage or chair massage machines. Kick off your shoes and relax – just don’t forget to wash your feet when you get home!
  • Get a professional foot massage. This is a luxury, but they know just the right spots to give you ultimate relaxation and pain relief!

4. Get yourself comfortable, supportive shoes that fit.

  • Give your feet a rest from high heels (which can cause a number of problems and pain), and instead find some supportive casual shoes.
  • Invest in a bag that will fit your comfortable shoes. If you walk to work or spend long times standing, you may want to switch your feet out of uncomfortable business shoes and into comfortable walking shoes.

5. Finally, schedule your annual podiatry exam. Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Brandon Macy can assess your feet and give them the treatment they need. The earlier problems are detected, the more likely you can prevent them from getting worse! Come see him at Clark Podiatry Center. Make an appointment to see us today at our Clark, NJ office

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