By Affiliated Foot & Ankle Care
December 22, 2016
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You’re probably making your list and checking it twice to be sure you’ve got something nice for everyone on your list. For those “hard to buy for” friends and family, we at Affiliated Foot & Ankle Care would like to suggest some treats for feet:

Personal Pedicure Set—getting a salon pedicure is certainly a treat but can carry the risk of fungal infection if proper sanitizing procedures are not followed. Clients who bring their own pedicure tools, however, eliminate that worry. Consider pairing with a gift certificate to a local salon.

Socks—doesn’t sound exciting but people rarely splurge on truly good socks. If there is a ski or other winter sports enthusiast on your list, a pair of warm wool socks is a great gift. Also, light-weight socks made of a moisture-wicking material are a good choice for outdoorsy types to wear underneath heavier socks to help keep feet warm and dry.

Luxurious Rich Moisturizer—skin tends to get dry in the winter. For feet, that can lead to flaking and painful cracks. Treat someone special to an extra emollient lotion or cream to rub into tired feet at the end of the day. Include a pair of super soft booty socks to put on after applying the moisturizer.

Gift Certificate to a Sport Shoe Store—avid runners and serious athletes should be wearing shoes specifically designed for their activities and replace them as soon as they wear out. Sport shoe stores will professionally measure your foot and may even ask you to run on a treadmill to analyze your individual gait and running pattern to help you find the best shoe to enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury.

Our board certified foot and ankle surgeons, Dr. Varun Gujral and Dr. Nrupa Shah, wish everyone happy holidays and remind you to contact our Edison, Monroe or Monmouth Junction office for all your podiatric needs by calling: 732-662-3050.