Bruce Pinker, DPM, a podiatrist and foot surgeon, says, “I see many patients with foot pain this time of year. One of the most common foot pain conditions is plantar fasciitis. It is typically brought on by overuse — excessive walking or standing, or even running or jumping. Think of those waiting on line at airports or retail stores this time of year. With improper support in footwear, overuse worsens this condition. The pain can be so severe that it can prevent individuals from walking.”
|Dr. Bruce Pinker
If you’re doing a lot of in-store shopping or participating in outdoor holiday activities, you’ll want to take especially good care of your feet. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to prevent this pain by being kind to your feet. Dr. Pinker says, “To prevent it, one should stretch the feet regularly. Rolling feet over a frozen 20 oz water bottle is helpful. One should also wear supportive footwear.”
Source: Alice Stevens, bestcompany.com [12/17/18]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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