Column: Start 2024 on the right foot

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Commentary by Dr. David Sullivan

Taking care of your feet is essential for overall health and well-being. As you step into the new year, it’s important to prioritize foot care to ensure that your feet are healthy and pain-free. Here are some tips to help you maintain happy and healthy feet in 2024.

Remember to wear comfortable and supportive shoes. Avoid wearing shoes that are too tight or narrow, as they can cause discomfort and foot problems. Opt for shoes that provide proper arch support and cushioning to reduce the risk of foot pain and injuries.  Our office specializes in custom orthotics that can treat several ailments and prevent future injuries.

Take care of any foot conditions or injuries promptly. If you notice any pain, swelling or changes in your feet, it’s important to seek medical attention. Ignoring foot problems can lead to further complications and discomfort.

Give your feet some TLC by indulging in regular foot massages and stretching exercises. Massaging your feet can improve circulation and relieve tension, while stretching exercises can help maintain flexibility and prevent foot problems.

Many people have New Year’s resolutions to be more active or to get back in shape.  Oftentimes, people do too much too soon and end up with stress fractures, plantar fasciitis and tendinitis. It is important to start slow and to give yourself time to stretch and ease back into a routine. Westfield Foot and Ankle is here to help keep you putting your best foot forward and keep you active in the new year!

In conclusion, make foot care a priority in the new year to ensure that your feet stay healthy and pain-free. By following these simple tips, you can maintain happy and healthy feet into the new year and throughout 2024!


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