December is a busy month with lots of shopping, entertaining and traveling. All of these activities take a toll on your feet! No matter which holidays that you celebrate, your feet will have to be up to the challenge.
This month, take some extra time to take good care of your feet so they will keep going and going and going!
You may be dreading long hours on your feet in shopping malls. Here’s one piece of advice: take a break! Elevate those aching feet in your favorite coffee shop and enjoy a holiday latte.
Shop smart with these foot care tips:
Travelers who spend long periods in a car, plane, or train risk dangerous foot and leg swelling. Another hazard is the chance of developing a deep vein thrombosis, which is a blood clot in the leg. If you suspect that you have a blood clot because of swelling and persistent pain, seek medical attention immediately.
Our top tips for travel foot care include:
For any type of foot or ankle pain, call us. Foot pain is not normal! If you have pain from bunions or any other foot or ankle condition or have suffered any type of foot injury, please call Dr. Christopher M. Funk, Dr. Bradley A. Whitaker or Dr. Peter C. Merrill at Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists. Our professional staff offers expert podiatry services at three Pima County offices: Tucson, Oro Valley and Green Valley. Please call us today at (520) 575-0800 to schedule your appointment.