Take it Easy During the Holidays, Your Prescott AZ Foot Specialist Suggests

It’s the best time of year, but your feet may say otherwise if they aren’t tended to properly.

The holiday season is a wondrous occasion, especially when friends and family from abroad come to call. It’s then we shape heartwarming memories, almost always finding precious time away from the daily grind. While we relish in those moments of mental relaxation, our feet ironically pay the price for this season. Between days filled with shopping, parties, decorating, and more, we can, with the help of our Prescott AZ foot specialist, Dr. Cox, avoid future foot or ankle injuries.

How important is it to take care of my feet and ankles?

According to a survey conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), half of all Americans encounter foot pain at some stage in their lives. Over time, the stress put on our feet — from a lack of support specific to their needs — can take a toll on our active lifestyles, slowing us down, particularly during times like the holidays.

You can more easily dodge these issues by regularly consulting your Prescott AZ foot specialist and wearing the shoes right for your foot shape. (Here’s what we had to say about running shoes and arches.)

This clues into how you treat your feet during the holidays, too. 

The holidays will undoubtedly have you on your feet more than you would realize. Tasks, such as shopping, baking, cooking, decorating, attending parties, traveling, and more, add up, challenging your feet and ankles in such a way that, if properly cared for, can help them rise to the task.

How can I cover my tracks?

There are a number of ways you can help your feet stay sane.

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