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By Feet First Foot Care Specialists
December 06, 2021
Category: Foot Care

'Tis the season for shopping, wrapping, decorating, cooking, and entertaining! At Feet First Foot Care Specialists, we want to ensure all our Middlesex County patients don’t lose the “happy” in their holidays because of foot pain. Below are four tips to help you take care of your feet during this busy time. 

  1. Function vs. Fashion—Choose Wisely—It’s a tricky season for footwear. There are many festive occasions you’ll want to dress up, but lots of tasks will require long hours on your feet. Don’t sacrifice your feet on the altar of style. Make a trusted pair of athletic shoes your go-to shoes for shopping days, and save the fashion boots and heels for holiday events only. 
  2. Avoid Slip-Sliding into an Ankle Sprain—If you’re wearing those pretty heels for a holiday party, pack them and make your way to your destination in shoes with a good gripping tread to get you safely across slippery surfaces. Always scope out the best cleared and treated route to get to where you’re going. Don’t carry so many packages that you can’t see the ground in front of you.
  3. Be Merry—Without Overeating and Drinking—If you can avoid gaining weight in December, your feet will thank you in January. Excess weight has an exponential effect on your lower extremities. For every pound you gain, you put an additional 3-5 pounds of pressure on your knees and feet. If you are prone to gout, be on the lookout for triggers on the buffet table like shellfish, red meat, rich sauces, red wine, and beer.
  4. Know When to Say “No”—No matter how busy your holiday season is don’t ignore your feet when they tell you they need a break. It’s best to pace yourself and alternate days that require you to be on your feet with rest days. It’s also a good idea to put your feet up (elevated above your heart preferably) at the end of the day.

If you have persistent foot or ankle discomfort, don’t put off contacting our Cromwell office by calling 860-632-5499. Our podiatrist, Dr. Adam Mucinskas, will examine you to determine the cause of your foot pain and the correct treatment to get you back on your feet to enjoy all the season offers.

By Feet First Foot Care Specialists
April 13, 2020
Category: Foot Care
Tags: foot health   foot care tips  

At Feet First Foot Care Specialists, we know that all of our Middlesex County patients are focused on staying healthy during this time of the coronavirus. It’s also a good time to consider the health of your feet. April is National Foot Health Awareness Month, and we want to pass on some information on how to take good care of your feet.  They will carry you where you want to go for many years to come.

  1. Get a visual. Regularly examining your feet is one of the best weapons against foot health problems. Early detection means less invasive treatments and quicker recoveries for many podiatric disorders. Look for changes in the shape of your feet, bruises, growths, discoloration of nails or skin, swelling, or anything else unusual. Report anything concerning to our podiatrist, Dr. Adam Mucinskas, so that it can be evaluated.
  2. Keep it clean. One simple way to improve the health of your feet is with a good care regimen. Start by washing your feet every day with soap and water. Apply a rich moisturizer at night to prevent dry skin and cracking. Use foot powder before putting on socks if your feet tend to sweat in excess. These steps can go a long way toward preventing athlete’s foot and other infections
  3. Stay active. Even in this time of social isolation, it’s important to commit to regular physical exercise. Your feet benefit by maintaining flexibility and good circulation. Physical activity also helps keep your weight down, which helps reduce foot pain and lowers your risk for several conditions, such as plantar fasciitis.
  4. Keep your feet covered. Toenail fungus and other foot infections spread by direct contact. Wearing flip-flops or shower shoes when you are at the gym, town pool, dance studio, and other public places when they re-open will reduce your risk dramatically.
  5. Choose shoes wisely. Look for well-made styles that have heels two inches or lower, roomy toe boxes, and cushioned insoles. Now is a good time to go through your shoe wardrobe and discard stretched out pairs, have flattened insoles, unevenly worn heels, or visible damage.

Even with the coronavirus going on, if you have foot pain or other uncomfortable symptoms, please contact our Cromwell office
at (860) 632-5499.




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