There’s nothing quite as wonderful as gathering together with family and friends over a large, delectable meal. It really is the most wonderful time of the year! So you may be wondering why Dr. Joel Segalman, Dr. Stephen Lazaroff, and Dr. Brittany Ciaramello at Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC are discussing foot pain during Thanksgiving. Read on to find out!
In many cases, Thanksgiving dinner takes a long time to prepare, sometimes even 2 or 3 days! Standing on your feet for that long can lead to pain and discomfort when your feet aren’t properly supported. You can avoid this by wearing a comfortable shoe with proper support, wearing your orthotics, and taking some time to stretch throughout the day.
And be careful when handling that turkey! Research revealed that if dropped, a frozen turkey can generate greater than 1000 pounds of force, which is enough to crush the foot it falls on. So, again, it makes good sense to wear supportive and protective footwear when cooking.
Gout: Consuming a lot of protein, alcoholic beverages, and heavy creams can all make gout flare-up. So, keep in mind that moderation is key!
Diabetic Foot Pain and Neuropathy: This condition is common in spite of the fact that it is preventable. Sugar substitutes can be used to add sweetness to your pecan or pumpkin pie without the sugar-shock of ingredients used in typical recipes. Try Splenda as a sugar substitute for baking that works just fine.
None of this is meant to put a damper on your wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. We want you to enjoy the holidays and hope that foot pain stays far away for the duration of your celebration. But if it doesn't, be sure to call us right away to book an appointment!
We serve both New Haven County and Fairfield County areas. You can schedule an appointment by calling our Waterbury office at (203) 755-0489 or our Newtown location at (203) 270-6724. You can also request an appointment online.