Don’t Trip Out Over The Holidays

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The holiday season is definitely here and shopping activities are in full swing. But try not to trip over those shopping bags you may be carrying or walk into a curb as you're rushing into your favorite store. Gentle Professional Foot Care understands foot and ankle safety and can help you prevent injuries that occur easily this time of year.

We can’t forget about all of that walking you will do to land the right gift. This means that your feet are going to move for miles and the right shoes truly count. They will make or break how you feel after hours of hustling through the malls and shopping centers.

One of the first steps you can take for healthy holiday feet is to forget about style and focus on comfort. However, with all of the many sneakers, shoes and sandals offered these days, it shouldn't be too hard to find a cute and comfortable pair for shopping.

How to avoid foot injury while rushing through the crowds:

  • If you’re going for a pedicure to show off your toes for the holiday parties, make sure your salon is not breeding any bacteria. They should follow proper state sanitation regulations and practices. You may want to purchase your own pedicure tools to bring along to your appointment or perhaps you can ask for a kit as a holiday gift. An ingrown toenail can really put a damper on your outfit.

  • Pay attention to how long you’re walking and what shoes you’re putting on your feet.  It’s simple really, just wear something comfortable and make sure it fits right. This is a no-brainer.

  • Watch for obstacles in your way such as focusing on curbs on your way in and out of stores or items that have fallen on the sales floor from messy shoppers. It is very easy to twist or sprain your ankle on the little things.

  • After a long time of running around, you may start to notice swelling, pain, blisters or calluses. Don’t ignore your feet when they are telling you to stop. Remember, you don’t have to get it all done in one day.

You don’t have to shop ‘til you drop! But if you did and are feeling any pain in your feet or ankles from a fall or just simply overdoing it, call Charles A. Suleskey, DPM at Gentle Professional Foot Care so he can diagnose your problem.  He is conveniently located in Venice, Florida and can be reached at 941-493-7999  for an appointment.