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Foot Tips While You Shop!

When shopping you can be standing and walking for long periods of time on hard floors.  Also, many shoppers want to look fashionable in public and often choose the wrong shoes for the shopping spree.  As a result, painful conditions may develop and you may need to see your podiatrist.  However, with a few good tips, you can avoid painful foot problems while shopping.

Wear Comfortable Shoes

First, as with any walking adventure, you will be putting some mileage on your feet. Wearing comfortable shoes is going to be one of the best pieces of advice you can follow. With each step onto the soles of your feet, you generate friction against your shoe that could create some painful blisters. Wearing high heels makes this an even greater possibility as you are shifting your body weight forward and placing abnormal stress on your feet.  An athletic shoe is an excellent choice.

Take Some Breaks

You probably are trying to get the biggest bang for your buck. What you’re shopping for may not be all at the same stores. You might be tempted to “power through it” and get all your shopping done in an hour. However, this might lead to some unneeded stress on your foot tendons. Get some food, take a break, and rest your feet a couple of times throughout your shopping day. You will be glad you did it and your feet will love that needed break.

Sore Feet? Soak Them

You may still have sore feet after shopping all day, so take care of them after you’ve walked all those miles. A warm salt bath is ideal to soothe those aching feet and let them recover from all the pounding on those hard mall floors.


As with any exercise, stretching will help prevent injuries.  Walking is an exercise and stretching is essential to prevent injuries.  Calf stretches are very helpful prior to starting your shopping.

The last thing you want is to get injured while shopping!  If your feet hurt when you shop, call Dr. Cruz for relief.  He has appointments in Brandon and Zephyrhills.  Contact the office today!


Dr Marc Katz Marc A Katz DPM Dr. Marc Katz is a podiatrist that previously practiced in South Tampa on Swann Ave with Dr. Jairo Cruz DPM. He works closely with Dr. Cruz to create educational materials to help patients and the community. Dr. Katz is recognized as a leader in the Tampa Podiatry community for over 23 years. Dr. Katz has extensive expertise in all areas of foot and ankle medicine and surgery and is Board-Certified. He was an early adopter and is a leader in Minimally-invasive procedures and Regenerative medicine in the podiatry community. Dr. Katz has had many articles published in podiatry journals discussing his procedures and techniques. In addition, Dr. Katz has advanced training in Functional and Holistic Medicine and Nutrition. He is one of a few podiatrists that has taken advanced courses in Prolotherapy, Neural Prolotherapy and Ozone Therapy. Please enjoy the content and I truly hope that you find great benefit. Dr. Katz can be reached at For more information:

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