Super Bowl XLVIII:  Are you ready for some football?

Unfortunately, it seems as if the public is NOT ready for football.  Recent news reports stated that ticket sales for Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks game are down, so much so that prices have dropped by approximately $1,200.  Although the frigid winter weather in New York and New Jersey is keeping people from wanting to attend the outdoor game at MetLife Stadium, there are ways to overcome the cold temperatures and stay safe while avoiding frostbite.

Super Bowl XLVIII:  How do I keep my feet warm in the winter?

When planning to be outside for several hours at a time, it is very important to take care of your feet in order to avoid frostbite.  There are several steps you can take to ensure that your feet stay warm and dry including:

  • Layer your socks:  The first pair you put on should be labeled as moisture wicking socks.  Follow that with 1 – 2 pairs of nylon or nylon-wool blend socks.  DO NOT WEAR COTTON SOCKS.
  • Borrow a tip from the Tour de France riders:  Take a paper towel and fold it over your toes as extra insulation.
  • Place hand/toe warmers either under or on top of your toes:  They are self-activating, and generally last for 5 – 8 hours.
  • Save your bread and grocery bags:  Once you have done all of the steps above, put the bag over your feet before putting your shoes on to keep your feet dry.
  • Wear less breathable shoes:  Do not wear shoes with mesh uppers.  You want to wear hiking shoes or winter boots that are full leather but still flexible.

Super Bowl XLVIII:  What is frostbite?

Frostbite is defined as an injury to body tissues caused by exposure to extreme cold, typically affecting the nose, fingers, or toes.  When you mix cold temperatures with wind chill, frostbite can set in quickly, even on clothed skin.  

Super Bowl XLVIII:  Keep your Feet Warm for the Big Game and Prevent Frostbite

Super Bowl XLVIII:  How will I know if I have frostbite?

Signs of early frostbite include pain, the feeling of pin and needles, throbbing, aching, and numbness.  The longer you are out in the cold temperatures, the more severe the frostbite can be.  If you have any of the following symptoms, it is important to get to seek medical care immediately.  These include your skin turning red, blistering, swelling, or becoming blotchy or discolored.

Super Bowl XLVIII:  What do I do if I think I have frostbite?

Whether you think you may have gotten frostbite or you have questions about taking care of your feet in the winter, Dr. Schlam at Hollowbrook Foot Specialists can help you.  Schedule an appointment with us online or by phone at (845) 298 – 9074.

By David Schlam

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Podiatrist In Wappingers Falls, NY

Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

- Bob D.

bob 5 star review

GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

- Jordan C.

jordan 5 star review

I came here today for the first time what a wonderful group of people, very professional and friendly and the Dr. I saw, Dr. Geshev, he is absolutely the first podiatrist I’ve ever seen that made me feel very comfortable, and he knows what he’s doing. I would recommend this podiatrist office to everybody.

- Valerie G.

john 5 star review

Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

- Irene T.

irene 5 star review

Wonderful staff (warm and inviting). Clean office. Dr. G is knowledgeable and listened to me. He knew 3 ways to help my situation and I know that I will feel better under his care and instructions. I recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists!

- S.G.

5 star review

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Hollowbrook Foot Specialists. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

google 5 star review
yelp 5 star review
facebook 5 star review

Is Hollowbrook Foot Specialists Right For You?

Answer These Questions To Find Out Now

hollowbrook white logo
click for directions

Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 11am - 7pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 3pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only

hollowbrook foot specialist office
white logo footer hollowbrook
Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 11am - 7pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 3pm
Saturday: By appointment only

hollowbrook podiatry
american college of foot and ankle surgeon
podiatric medicine association
aapsm footer logo
apma logo

We Serve ALL The Following Cities & Their Surrounding Areas ...

Wappingers Falls, NY   |   Poughkeepsie, NY   |   Hopewell Junction, NY   |   Fishkill, NY   |   Beacon, NY

© 2019 - Hollowbrook Foot Specialists
Designed by