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Holiday Shopping Tips to Save Your Feet

Posted Nov 28 2008 8:00am
Holiday shopping is not easy on the feet. Not only are you trekking from store to store, but if you have a long list of gifts to buy. What you had hoped would take hours ends up taking days. At the end of the day, you bring home a few unwanted gifts of your own: foot pain and blisters.

The average person takes about 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, especially when on the hunt for that perfect gift. To help you stay on your feet, here are five holiday fixes
1. Massage your feet. This will help release tension, increase circulation and rejuvenate the skin.

2. Soothe your soles. Soak your feet for at least five minutes in a container filled with warm water. Pat dry and apply lotion to hydrate your feet.

3. Elevate legs. Lift your legs above your heart while lying down to help reduce swelling.

4. Rotate ankles. Cup the foot under the back portion of the heel to brace the foot and leg; turn slowly at the ankle five times. This loosens the ankle joint and relaxes your feet.

5. Point your toes. While standing, do toe raises, toe points and toe curls for five seconds; repeat 10 times. This alleviates toe cramps and strengthens calf muscles.

When you get home, reward yourself by pampering your feet. After all...you deserve it.

  Visit our website for some great suggestions as to creams, exfoliants, and soaks to get your feet ready for their next outing. For more information on solving foot pain, visit www.tanglewoodfootspecialists.com .
Dr. Andrew Schneider
Tanglewood Foot Specialists
http://www.tanglewoodfootspecialists.com
Advanced Care With a Compassionate Touch
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