Keeping Feet Pain-Free While Shopping on Black Friday and Throughout the Holiday Season

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The physical demands of the holiday season can be tough on feet, but it is possible to go shopping without dropping. Lou Paradise, president and chief of research at Topical BioMedics, makers of Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream, offers tips to get through the holiday season pain-free.

Starting "Black Friday," holiday shopping makes it hard on feet

With marathon shopping and errands, it takes staying on your toes to manage the holidays without painful feet

It’s holiday season – the time of the year when most people are on their feet more often than any other time of the year.

It takes staying on your toes to manage the holidays – standing in long checkout lines, attending holiday parties, cooking, traveling to friends and relatives, lugging goodies to the post office and a whole lot of running around. Usually while sporting the season’s fashionable boots, heels and other footwear that can cause tired, achy feet.

It is possible to go shopping without dropping. Lou Paradise, president and chief of research at Topical BioMedics, makers of Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream, offers tips to get through the holiday season pain-free.

Holiday Foot Do’s:

--Leave the heels at home and wear comfortable shoes for spending hours on your feet. Walking or running shoes are most preferable to help increase comfort and prevent ankle and foot pain that results in wearing heels.

--If shoes are tight, use a shoe stretcher to make them more comfortable before heading out the door.

--Wear cotton-based socks to absorb moisture and keep your feet dry.

--Lighten the load of your shopping bags and make frequent trips to the car to drop off packages.

--Distribute the weight of shopping bags on both sides of your body

--Consider using a shopping cart to not stress your back with heavy packages.

--Keep your back straight and relaxed when walking. Try not to slouch as your weight is shifted forward.

--Women should consider carrying a small backpack rather than a heavy purse.

--When shopping, ask for assistance shopping to lift heavy objects.

--Keep up your energy and take frequent breaks to enjoy a snack, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, and rest your feet. If possible, elevate your feet to help reduce swelling during your break.

--Apply Topricin Foot Therapy Cream before heading out for heavy day of holiday shopping to maintain happy, healthy and pain-free feet.

--After a long, punishing day on your feet be sure to stretch and flex your toes with controlled movements. (Don’t bounce!). Soak your feet in a warm Epsom salt bath, dry, and massage in Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream for soothing relief. Running your feet over a reflexology roller or golf ball after applying Topricin gives feet a great massage.

-See your doctor or podiatrist immediately if you have concerns about any foot issues.

Don’t pop an ibuprofen or simply just soak your feet in Epsom salts – minimize pain and pamper your feet with Topricin Foot Therapy Cream.

Topricin Foot Therapy Cream specifically targets ankle and foot pain and is safe for diabetics. The product’s fourteen natural biomedicines naturally support and assist the body by helping the subcutaneous skin layers of the feet drain toxins and excessive fluids from the tissues that increases blood flow and helps heal the damage that is causing the pain.

Apply Topricin Foot Therapy Cream in the morning before heading out for heavy day of holiday shopping, periodically throughout the day and at night to maintain happy, healthy and pain-free feet. As an added plus, Topricin Foot Therapy Cream treats dry, cracked skin of the feet. hroughout the day.

Topricin Foot Therapy Cream also relieves foot pain symptoms associated with Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, sprained and swollen ankles, forefoot pain, blisters, aching feet, flat feet, hammertoes, corns and calluses and other painful foot conditions and injuries.

Free of parabens and petroleum, Topricin is safe and natural and doesn’t use any volatile oils such as camphor, menthol, petroleum or lanolin, fragrances or irritating chemicals. The cream is fast absorbing, odorless, and greaseless and will not stain clothing.

The product is formulated for maximum absorption can be applied many times as needed to relieve foot pain with no fear of overuse or interference with other medications, and is safe for diabetics and pregnant and nursing women.

To learn more about Topricin Foot Therapy Cream, go to

About Topical BioMedics
Topical BioMedics is the research and development leader in topical regulated natural biomedicines for pain relief. The company’s flagship product, Topricin® Pain Relief and Healing Cream, was introduced in 1994 and is now a leading natural therapeutic brand. A combination homeopathic formula, Topricin has been awarded a patent for the topical treatment of pain associated with fibromyalgia and neuropathy.

All Topricin products are made in the U.S.A., formulated with approved medicines as found in the HPUS (Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States) and are in compliance with federal rules for homeopathic over-the-counter medicines. Safe for diabetics and pregnant and nursing women, the products contain: no parabens, petroleum or harsh chemicals, are odorless, greaseless and non-irritating, and produce no known side effects.

Topricin is available in pharmacies, natural food stores and other fine retailers nationwide, including Whole Foods, Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin World, Duane Reade, Fred Meyer, Wegmans, and other retail stores throughout the U.S., as well as direct from the Topical BioMedics’ online store.

Topricin can be found in the 2012 Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR). For more information visit

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