Take Care of Your Feet This Thanksgiving!

people sitting at a table for a holiday dinner

There’s nothing quite like the Thanksgiving holiday season. It’s a wonderful gathering with family and friends, over a scrumptious meal. It is one of the most wonderful times of the year! So you may be wondering why Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is discussing foot pain at this time of year. Read more to find out!

 

Cooking the Thanksgiving Feast

 

Thanksgiving dinner typically takes quite some time to prepare, sometimes spanning a period of 2 or 3 days! Plus, standing on your feet for a long time can lead to discomfort and pain when feet are not properly supported. Avoid this issue by wearing your orthotics or comfortable shoes that deliver proper support and taking a few moments to stretch at various times throughout the day.

 

Remember to be careful when handling the turkey! Research shows that if a frozen turkey is dropped accidentally, it can generate greater than 100 pounds of force, and this is enough to crush your foot if it falls directly on it. So, again, be sure to wear protective and supportive footwear when cooking your holiday meals.

 

After the Feast is Finished

 

If you suffer from gout, consuming a lot of alcoholic beverages, heavy creams, and protein can make it a flare-up. So remember - moderation is key!

 

Neuropathy and diabetic foot pain are common, even though they can be avoided. Use sugar substitutes to add some sweetness to your pumpkin or pecan pie to avoid the sugar-shock of the ingredients that are typically used. Splenda is a great sugar substitute that works just fine when baking.

 

We hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving celebration, and that any foot pain stays far away during your celebration. But if it doesn't, be sure to call us right away to book an appointment!

 

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the office of Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists! If you need to schedule an appointment in Bellevue, WA, call us today at (425) 455-0936

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