Avoid Spooky Foot Problems on Halloween!

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Watched any creepy witch movies lately in time for Halloween? You know the type – the ugly sinister witches with pointy hats, cackling laughter, and bumpy warts on their faces. You can also imagine that they have ugly feet too, with bunions, corns, and calluses, formed as they spent long hours over their bubbling cauldrons in their pointy shoes.

All silly witch jokes aside, there are some foot problems that you might associate with Halloween. Read on for some tips of avoiding foot problems on this night of terror and joy.

●       Be careful of where you’re going. Follow sidewalks and paths that are bright and clear so that you don’t accidentally trip and fall on something you don’t see. You could end up with a badly twisted ankle or sprain!

●       Avoid uncomfortable pointy shoes with heels that are more than 2 inches high so that your feet are not in pain or achy when you get back home.

●       Make sure your shoes fit properly so that you don’t experience a strain (if it’s too big) or cramp (if it’s too small) while you walk around the neighborhood.

●       If your costume restricts your walking, take your time so that you don’t trip over your own feet!

●       If you are not used to walking or standing for long periods of time, your feet may become sore at the end of the night. Take it easy and don’t push your feet to continue working if you feel pain. It can lead to plantar fasciitis, which inflames the bottom of your feet.

●       Finally, did you notice that you have bunions, corns, calluses, warts, or blisters on your feet after a night of walking around? Might be time to make an appointment with a foot doctor!

If you feel like you have encountered some spooky foot problems that seemed to have come out of nowhere, make an appointment with our podiatrists at The Podiatry Group. We can help you treat foot problems and feel better sooner. Dr. Mark E. Reiner and his team of podiatrists can perform a thorough assessment at our Jonesboro, AR office. Call (800)737-3668 today!