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Women sore feet Christmas shopping

The holiday season is swiftly approaching, which is a busy time of year for most Australians. From rushing around buying Christmas presents and preparing for New Year celebrations, the last thing you need is a foot condition holding you back.

Standing in long lines on concrete floors and racing around from shop to shop, looking for the perfect gift can take its toll on your feet.

People are usually too busy to even consider the aspect of foot care over the holiday season. Making your foot health a priority could be the greatest gift to yourself this festive season.

Enjoy the most of this holiday season with family fun and new year dancing, without the burden of sore feet.

Tips to keep you on your feet this holiday season:

Visit a Podiatrist: If you suffer from sore feet or suspect you have a foot condition, the best thing is to get in early during the holiday season to see a Podiatrist.  A Podiatrist can provide you with recommendations and a treatment plan to have your feet ready to enjoy the festive season.

Shoes: The weather is warmer, which usually means switching from boots to sandals. Making sure you have comfortable footwear providing adequate support will help prevent foot pain and blisters. Avoid wearing heeled shoes, which will aggravate heel pain and leave you sore at the end of the day. Speak to your Podiatrist about the best footwear option for your foot type.

Orthotics: Orthotics are for individuals with foot biomechanical abnormalities. If you often suffer from foot pain or other foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis (heel pain) it could be caused by misalignment of the feet. Custom orthotics will provide support to your feet and aid with posture and movement.