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By The Foot & Ankle Center, PC
February 21, 2018
Category: Foot Care Tips
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There’s nothing like a tropical vacation to chase away the mid-winter blues. Turquoise waves, sunshine, and sand—the perfect combination for a relaxing getaway. Unless that is, one these vacation killers attack your feet and turns your dream vacation into a nightmare. At The Foot & Ankle Center, PC we’ve heard horror stories from our patients and want to offer some tips on how to steer clear of these 3 vacation killers:

The Infected Blister—you packed your strappy sandals and flip-flops and your spiky heels for dancing at the club, but which of these will you choose for the unplanned all-afternoon shopping excursion? You’re midway through the outing and what started out as a sore spot is a full-size blister. Later in your trip, it pops and a few swims in the resort pool have landed you a nasty infection—not the souvenir you were hoping for!

Avoid it: always pack at least one comfortable pair of walking shoes. Better yet, wear them on travel day. Not only will they get you more easily and swiftly from one concourse to another at the airport, you’ll also have them for any walking you must do on the trip. Remember a pocket pack of moleskin as well—placed on a sore spot it can prevent a blister from forming. Note: if you do think you have a foot infection, make an appointment at our Pooler, GA office when you return so our podiatrist Dr. Leonard M. Talarico can examine your foot and be sure it is healing properly.

The “I Didn’t See (Hidden Object) on the Beach” Cut—you set off for a walk on the beach, the sand squishing between your toes. It feels great until you feel a searing pain in the bottom of your foot. You’ve found a piece of glass hidden in the soft sands or maybe it’s a jellyfish washed up on the shore that still has a stinger intact.

Avoid it: Flip flops or water shoes are a good call for beach walks. Packing minor first aid supplies like antibacterial ointment and bandages can also help you treat minor injuries.

Crispy Dogs Syndrome—oh that sun feels so good! You lay out on the beach all day and that night you can’t even put your sandals on because the tops of your feet are burnt so badly. The next day is spent staring at paradise through your hotel window until the burn simmers down and you can put on shoes and walk again.

Avoid it: Apply sunscreen to the tops (and bottoms if exposed) of your feet. Re-apply every few hours. Water and sweat will wash it away. Try to avoid being out in the sun during the hottest times of 12-2 p.m.

If you have any questions about existing conditions before you leave for a vacation, contact us by calling: (912) 330-8885.










 

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