There’s nothing quite like Thanksgiving, is there? It’s a wonderful time to gather with friends and family and share a delicious feast. That’s just one reason why it’s one of the most wonderful times of the year! Today Dr. Eric Ricefield, Dr. Mark Yagodich, and Dr. Aliza V. Eisen of greater Philadelphia’s Your Next Step Foot and Ankle Care Center share tips for preventing foot pain during this holiday season. Read on to see how the holiday can affect your feet and how we can help.
Cooking the Thanksgiving Meal: In most cases, this meal takes a reasonable amount of time to prepare. Standing on your feet for an extended period can cause pain and discomfort when they aren’t adequately supported. You can prevent this problem by wearing comfortable shoes or orthotics that offer proper support and protection and taking some time to stretch throughout the day.
Moderation is Key: If you have gout, consuming excess amounts of heavy creams, alcohol, and protein can exacerbate it, so moderation is key! Diabetic foot pain and neuropathy are quite common, although they are preventable. Using sugar substitutes to add sweetness to your food can help you avoid the sugar shock of the ingredients usually used. Splenda works just fine when baking.
When you experience pain in your lower extremities, it can be difficult to enjoy your holiday activities. When traditional treatment methods aren’t providing relief, podiatrists have typically turned to surgery and steroids to treat the pain. While these options do work, they have side effects and are more invasive. Fortunately, we offer another option for pain relief in your ankles, lower legs, and feet: amniotic fluid injections.
Suppose you’re looking for a treatment that can decrease inflammation while healing the tendons in the lower extremities. In that case, amniotic fluid injections may be a favorable option for you, particularly if your disorder has not responded to more conservative options. If you want to learn more and see if you are a good candidate for this exciting treatment option, do not hesitate to make an appointment with one of the experts at greater Philadelphia’s Your Next Step Foot and Ankle Care Center. Click here to find the office nearest you.