Complete Lower Extremity Healthcare

140 Traders Way
Pooler, GA   31322

(912) 330 - 8885



By The Foot & Ankle Center, PC
December 29, 2017
Category: Foot Care Tips
Tags: fissures  

You’ve shopped and wrapped and waited on line at the post office to mail gifts and cards. You’ve cooked and cleaned and hosted holiday dinners and also attended a few festive gatherings yourself. Your feet are tired! At The Foot & Ankle Center, PC, we would like to suggest a few ways to give your feet a break:

  • Put them up. One of the best things you can do is give your feet a rest. Sit with them elevated, if possible, a few times a day.
  • Indulge in a rich moisturizer. Massaging your feet before you go to bed with an extra emollient cream or lotion will not only feel wonderful it will help improve circulation and prevent cracks and fissures in your feet from dry skin.
  • Get a pedicure. Trim toenails straight across with no jagged edges to prevent injury and ingrown toenails. Enjoy a warm foot soak. Dry feet, moisturize and then finish with a coat of your favorite polish. If you choose to have a professional pedicure, just make sure the salon you choose follows appropriate sanitizing techniques for foot baths and pedicure tools. (Check for a license posted in the salon from the state cosmetology board that certifies certain health standards have been met.)
  • Buy your feet a gift. Massagers, whirlpool foot baths, extra cushioned socks, padded foot mats and gel insoles all are great ways to increase the comfort level for your feet and also help combat fatigue and foot pain.
  • Inventory your shoes. Shoes that are worn out are more likely to result in an injury or foot pain. Examine your current shoe wardrobe and look for signs of wear: stretched out backs, holes, worn spots. Get rid of shoes that have any of these wear indicators. Before replacing with new shoes, have your foot professionally measured by a foot wear professional. Your shoe size may increase as you get older.
  • Schedule a podiatrist appointment. Our foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Leonard M. Talarico, will examine your feet and make sure that the holiday hustle and bustle hasn’t left you with an injury or new foot disorder. In addition, the foot doctor can make recommendations about shoe styles and fitness regimens that will best suit your feet. Contact our Pooler, GA office for an appointment at: (912) 330–8885.



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Podiatrist / Foot Surgeon - Pooler / Savannah • Leonard M. Talarico, DPM • 140 Traders Way • Pooler GA  31322 • 912-330-8885