OTC Foot Care Products
Feb 15, 2011 By: Dana K. Cassell Volume 155, Issue 2
From arthritis to blisters to ingrown toenails, hurting feet present a huge public health concern, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), which states that 43.1 million U.S. residents suffer from foot problems — 1 in every 6 people.
The National Institute on Aging also warns us to be kind to our feet: "Years of wear and tear can be hard on them. So can disease, bad circulation, poorly trimmed toenails, and wearing shoes that don't fit."
To prevent problems or to soothe already aching feet, many will welcome these new or repackaged foot-care aids.
Topical BioMedics recently expanded distribution to include The Vitamin Shoppe and Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy stores. The all-natural Topricin Foot Therapy Cream now comes in 2 sizes — a convenient 4-oz. jar and a 2-oz. tube.
Completely safe for diabetics, Topricin soothes the burning, throbbing nerve pain in the feet, as well as treating dry, cracking skin of the feet. In addition to relieving foot and ankle pain, Topricin Foot Therapy Cream helps to prevent damage resulting from use of high heels. It is used pre- and postperformance by professional dancers who really have to "stay on their toes."