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Pooler, GA   31322

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By The Foot & Ankle Center, PC
August 17, 2017
Category: Foot Care Tips

If there’s a vacation in your near future we at The Foot & Ankle Center, PC want to be sure you’ve packed everything your feet will need to be safe, healthy and ready to take you on every adventure you’re planning. It’s amazing how a few simple items in your suitcase can make or break your vacation by ensuring that foot pain or injury doesn’t put a damper on your summer plans. Here are the must haves:

  • A traveling shoe wardrobe. What this means is not a lot of shoes but rather a well chosen selection that suits the activities you will be doing. Start with a comfortable pair of shoes or sneakers for travel days. Whether you’re traveling by land, car or train, wearing shoes that will let you make the stops, starts and connections you need to do to get where you’re going pain-free is your first smart vacation move. If you have active travel plans, be sure to have shoes specifically designed for what you’ll be doing: hiking boots for mountain resorts, tennis, golf or other sport shoes, etc. Also include a pair of flip flops or shower shoes if you intend to use a public pool, changing area or gym while you’re away. Finally, save the high heels for special nights out—they put stress on your toes and forefeet and should be limited to no more than a few hours at a time.
  • Mini first aid kit. Even with the right shoes, things can still go wrong. Pack moleskin in case you’re out sightseeing and the shoes you’re wearing begin to rub on your skin. Also have bandages and antibiotic ointment to use if you develop a blister or minor cut or scrape on your foot.
  • Sun relief. Just like the rest of your body, the skin on your feet needs protection from UVB and UVA rays. Choose a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and also water resistant if swimming is on your agenda. Apply to tops and bottoms of feet.
  • Drink it up. While a water bottle may not seem like a foot health care item, staying hydrated will actually help flush excess fluid from your body and reduce swelling in your feet and ankles.

If your feet hurt for more than the first few days back from vacation, contact our Pooler, GA office for an appointment by calling: (912) 330-8885. Our podiatrist, Dr. Leonard M. Talarico will examine your feet and ankles and determine if an injury occurred or if you have a foot disorder that requires treatment.

 

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