Tom Fontana, MSPT, Clinical Staff Manager
Ever have one of those days where you were on your feet so long (A parade? Holiday shopping? Trip to NYC?) that your feet just ached and you wondered what you could do to make it feel better? A “create your own home remedy” is to fill an empty plastic bottle with water and put it in the freezer (tip: don’t fill it all the way—remember water is one of the rare substances in the universe that EXPANDS when you cool it). Once frozen, you can take the water bottle out and put it on the ground and roll your aching tootsies on it. The massage action and the cold may ease some of those aches. If you are having one of those MONTHS where your feet hurt really bad, you may have plantar fasciitis or other causes of heel pain. Stay tuned for next month’s newsletter issue when I tackle heel pain.