There are usually two types of gift shoppers: the people who create gift lists and buy all their presents early, and those who wait until the last minute to find everything. Neither gift-buying style is necessarily right or wrong, but if you haven’t gotten all your gifts or stocking-stuffers yet and are looking for more options, you might want to consider some foot-healthy gift ideas from your podiatrist!The feet are generally underappreciated and overworked. Pampering them, or at least investing in their care, is a great way to take care of your loved ones’ health and provide a unique, thoughtful gift. Here are a few ideas you can use for foot-healthy gifts this holiday season:

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    Warm socks – Socks may not sound exciting, but warm, moisture-wicking socks are great for people who frequently get cold feet. You can find fun socks or more utilitarian ones used for hiking in many different places.

  • Foot massager – This could be as high or low-tech as you’d like, but a foot massager can be a great relief for sore feet.
  • Home pedicure – It’s not always possible or safe to get a pedicure at a salon, but with the right tools, your loved ones can pamper their own feet safely at home.
  • Padded inserts – Sometimes sore heels or an achy ball of the foot just needs a little extra padding, like an insole, metatarsal pad, or heel cushion.
  • Foot-friendly shoes – Shoes play a huge role on foot comfort, so helping your loved one get the best shoes for their feet can be a great gift idea.

The best gifts are always the ones that show you care, so if you have a loved one living with foot pain, a foot-healthy gift may be perfect for them this holiday season.

Of course, not all foot pain can be solved with easy stocking-stuffers, so if you or a loved one are struggling with foot issues that are interfering with your holidays, let our team with Mitchell Wachtel, DPM help you. Contact our office for a consultation to take care of your lower limbs today! You can reach our North Andover, Lowell, and Haverhill, MA, offices through our website or by calling (978) 794-8406.