Who doesn’t like a vacation away from all the hustle and bustle of our daily lives? We at Family Foot Care of Southern Maryland work to ensure that your holidays don’t get spoiled because you did not take care of your feet.
While you get ready for your vacation break, here are a few tips that will keep your feet safe and allow you to make the most of your trip:
- Wearing uncomfortable shoes can completely wreck your holiday! With all the walking, lifting, and running around associated with traveling, it is essential that you protect your feet with comfortable and supportive shoes.
- Travels entailing long distances or extensive walking require that you wear shoes that are either open from the front or do not restrict your toes. Allowing adequate physical and breathing space will make you more comfortable and your trip more enjoyable.
- If you are headed to the beach or are going to indulge in water sports, make sure you carry your water shoes along. Not only do they protect your feet from cuts, insect bites and stings, they also provide protection from fungal infections that are likely to develop when exposed to moist public places.
- With open shoes and excessive exposure to the sun, your feet are at risk of being sunburnt. Applying effective sunscreen can save you from painful burns and ultimately save your trip too!
- Most people suffer from fluid buildup or swelling during travel. While water retention is common, you can avoid it by drinking lots of water and keeping yourself hydrated at all times.
- Carrying a few essentials like bandages, antiseptics, antifungal and anti-allergy ointments can come in handy and ensure you are equipped to enjoy your trip.
You may want to visit your podiatrist before and after your vacation to avoid any unwanted foot conditions from occurring. Call our offices at Owings (410) 257-2242, Lexington Park (301) 863-6601, LaPlata (301) 934-3345, and Huntingtown (410) 535-1719, MD to speak with Dr. Jeffrey Idol, Dr. Judith Olkaba, and Dr. Ruth P. Devadas to address any such concerns.