The weather outside can be frightfully cold, so make sure to dress warmly from head to toe.
Our feet and toes are the parts of the body that are most likely to suffer from Frostbite. When exposed to extreme cold for a extended amount of time, small blood vessels may constrict, cutting off blood flow and causing damage to tissues.
Make sure you wear waterproof boots that fit well, allowing enough room for thick, warm socks. Keep in mind that wearing warm socks and waterproof boots will make your feet sweat, and may cause athlete’s foot. Therefore, always opt for moisture-wicking socks.
Dry, cracked heels are common due to low humidity in our warm homes. Apply rich moisturizing cream daily, rather than a lotion, to your feet and stay hydrated.
Avoid placing cold feet in hot water or near direct heat, as this can result in swelling and inflammation. Instead, slowly warm your feet by changing socks and covering them with a blanket.
If you have any foot or ankle related concerns, contact our office, West Hartford Podiatry Associates, located at 2531 Albany Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117. Our number is 860 236-2564.
This holiday season show your feet some love. Due to COVID-19 you and your loved ones have probably been on your feet quite a bit. You might have taken up running or have become an avid walker.
To keep you going, the doctors of West Hartford Podiatry, with some suggestions from their fellow podiatrists in New York, Virginia, North Carolina and Canada, have compiled this 2020 Holiday Foot Wish List. Happy giving!
For the Feet in Search of Hole in One
Whether playing nine holes or going for the long haul of an eighteen hole course, slip on a pair of Footjoy Tour X which combine support, stability, comfort, and are also waterproof.
For Hard Training Feet
Athletes and active lifestylers will enjoy kicking back in a pair of OOFOS recovery shoes after work-out or hike. P.S. Also great for anyone with plantar fasciitis.
For the Fashionable Feet
Your feet will thank you for using Dr. Jill’s Gel Ball of Foot Cushions when working high, block and kitten heels. (*Available at WHP)
For the Pedicure Loving Feet
Give your toes the salon look with Dr. Remedy Nail Polish. Also check out their Nourishing Anti-Fungal Treatment.
For the Tootsies
Kiddie feet in your family will enjoy the softness and breathability of Smallbirds Wool Runners by Allbirds.
For the Winter Feet
To keep your feet beach ready, consider using Gormel Cream to prevent dryness and cracks. (*Available at WHP)
For the Smelly Feet
Feet are the body part with most sweat glands, so this holiday season keep them fresh and dry with Bombas Merino Socks.
For Your Feet
After you finish your holiday shopping, walk your achy feet over for a visit at West Hartford Podiatry Associates !
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