Oh, my aching feet ...

March 15, 2012

Feet were the No. 1 body part to experience pain, even more so than the teeth or skin, survey responders admitted. Help is on the way.

Americans view their feet as the least important body part in terms of their health and well-being, according to a recent survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). However, feet were the No. 1 body part to experience pain, even more so than the teeth or skin, survey responders admitted.

To help resolve this attitude disconnect and ease the pain, manufacturers have been busy introducing new foot care products, new packaging, new formulations, and cheaper prices – anything to direct those achy feet into your store.

Perfecta Products has extended their Zim's Max-Freeze line with the new Zim's Max-Freeze for Feet. The cooling peppermint clear gel includes a massaging wide roller for temporary relief of ankle, arch, heel, ball, and joint pain. Containing camphor, menthol, organic ilex, aloe, arnica, vitamin E, and tea tree oil, the greaseless gel leaves no lingering odor. It is fast-acting and deep penetrating.

Health Enterprises is testing a new version of both TheraPED and TheraTOES, spa therapy products that help pamper and soothe sore feet. Both products were awarded the Seal of Acceptance by the APMA.