At this time of year you put a lot of effort into finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list. At Paul Klein, DPM, FACFAS we want to remind you to give a gift to the part of your body that enables you to get it all done this holiday season: your feet. Below are some ideas for ways to treat your feet.
Shoes that Fit—did you know that 9 out of 10 women are wearing shoes that are too small for them? Both men and women can benefit from having their feet professionally measured. Many people have one foot that is larger than the other, so always buy shoes to accommodate the bigger foot. Look for shoes that are well made and provide good arch and ankle support. Heels of 2 inches or less are preferred and a good non-slip tread can help prevent falls in wintry weather.
Pedicure—reward tired feet that have walked all over the mall with a soothing soak and pedicure using a festive holiday polish. If you choose to have your pedicure at a salon be sure that proper sanitizing techniques are used on foot tubs and tools.
Rich Emollient Lotion—cold weather and overheated cars, stores and homes can easily lead to dry skin. Protect your feet and give them some extra TLC by massaging in an extra moisturizing lotion or cream at the end of the day. Put on a pair of soft cotton socks to help the lotion absorb and wake up with soft and supple feet.
Visit to the Foot Doctor—if you have bunions, weak ankles or another chronic foot condition, or a pain in your foot that hasn’t been diagnosed, schedule an appointment at our Wayne, office. Foot discomfort that is ignored and left undiagnosed and untreated almost always results in a worse condition and greater disability down the road. Our podiatrist, Dr. Paul G. Klein, can discover the source of your foot issue and put you on the path to recovery. If you have a chronic disorder, periodic checkups are recommended to monitor your condition and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. Call us today at: 973-595-1555.