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By Clark Podiatry Center
November 19, 2018
Category: Foot Care
Tags: pedicure   pamper   supportive shoes  

It seems like only yesterday that it was Halloween. Now, all of a sudden, it’s Thanksgiving. Soon, it will be Hanukah, Christmas, and then the New Year! It goes by quickly, doesn’t it?

And in the madness of the time passing so quickly, you may forget to take care of yourself as you prepare your travel plans, pack your bags, and make it to the holiday gatherings with loved ones. But maybe you should stop right there and take a moment to remember to take care of your body – especially your feet and ankles.

In this season of giving thanks and giving gifts, why not give thanks and gifts to your feet? While you travel, consider including some (or all) of these tips to pamper your (very) deserving feet:

  • Wear comfortable, supportive shoes during your long plane, train, or car ride. Too often, we think more about how our outfits will be completed by our footwear selection, and not enough time is spent on thinking about how our feet will feel. Turn it around this time. Wear and pack only comfortable shoes so that you can properly thank your feet (and they’ll thank you too!).
  • Schedule a pedicure. Whether it’s by making time to do your own at home (with sanitized tools) or by calling your favorite pedicurist (who should also use sanitized tools), give your feet a proper foot soak, toenail trim, and massage. This could be a perk you enjoy with family and friends as you celebrate the holidays!
  • Get a foot massage. Before or after (or both) your travels, ask a partner, friend, do it yourself with a golf ball. Give some relief to those hard-working muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your feet. You can also buy your feet a nice gift by going for a foot massage or buying a foot massager (yay for holiday sales!).

The best treat you can give your feet is a checkup with our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Brandon Macy. He can assess your feet, making sure they are healthy. Come to see him at Clark Podiatry Center. You can call 732-382-3470 or make an appointment online at our Clark, NJ office so that you can treat your feet and we can keep you walking

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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