Don’t Let Your Feet Break the Holiday Spirit

Hanging holiday lights puts your feet in danger...proceed with caution or hire a pro!Did you know that the holiday season is one of the most dangerous for your feet? Aside from the risk of falling on icy surfaces (something we thankfully tend to avoid here in Houston) hanging holiday lights is a top culprit for winter foot fractures.

Reaching to get the perfect placement for that last strand of lights can lead to falls from your ladder…and standing falls are often broken by your feet, leaving you with serious impact injuries.

Landing on your feet may seem like a lucky break, but here’s the bad news…a broken foot or heel bone may not be immediately obvious. Even if you can walk after taking a tumble, you may have sustained a more serious injury—especially if you start to notice irregularities in the surface or color of the skin or your feet.

If there’s even a chance you may have broken a bone in your heel or foot, you need to see your podiatrist immediately—once fractured, many of your smaller foot bones will not heal without surgery due to the lack of blood flow to the area.

The holidays should be full of joy—not foot pain. Proceed with caution while putting up all your festive decorations, and come see Dr. Andrew Schneider if anything goes awry and hurts your feet!
Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.