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By contactus@ctfootcare.com
December 03, 2019
Category: Foot Conditions

At Connecticut Foot Care Centers, we know that our greater Hartford and Middlesex County patients are making their holiday gift lists and beginning to search for the perfect gifts for family and friends. We want to remind you that it’s a great time of the year to thank your feet with a little something special. Below are some top suggestions for holiday gifts for your feet.

New Shoes—probably the best preventive measure you can take to keep your feet healthy is wearing shoes that are well designed and fit properly. Heel pain, flat feet, toe deformities like bunions and hammertoes and many other podiatric conditions are caused or made worse by poor shoe choice. Get your feet professionally measured. It’s estimated that up to 90% of people are wearing shoes that are too small for their feet.

A Good Moisturizer—overheated homes, offices and stores and dry air all contribute to dry skin in the winter. Applying a rich, emollient lotion or cream to your feet every night and covering them with a pair of soft socks will help prevent painful heel cracks and flaky skin.

Anti-Fatigue Mat—if you spend long hours standing and preparing meals in the kitchen and washing dishes after family meals, or you have a job that requires prolonged periods of standing, consider a cushiony, anti-fatigue mat. These mats prevent foot, knee and back pain, reduce strain on joints and improve circulation for healthier feet and ankles.

A Podiatric Checkup—too many patients put off getting uncomfortable foot or ankle symptoms evaluated, especially during the busy holiday season. The best present you can give your feet is to get foot pain checked promptly. Make an appointment at one of our six Hartford and Middlesex County offices so that our podiatrists, Jeffrey S. Kahn, D.P.M., Craig M. Kaufman, D.P.M., Ayman M. Latif, D.P.M. or Raffaella R. Pascarella, D.P.M. can find the source of your discomfort and get you on the road to relief.