summer vacation season

By Evan A. Vieira, DPM, FACFAS

The summer vacation season is in full swing and people are traveling more than ever.  

summer vacation season

Many patients come in with questions and concerns regarding the amount of walking they will be doing on their vacation.  For most, a trip to Europe or Disney World might entail a far greater amount of activity then they are used to.  

Here are some tips to keep you moving and pain free on your summer holiday. 

1) Stretching 

This is crucial.  Pliability and flexibility are very important.  Keeping your muscles, tendons and ligaments loose will prevent injury and pain.  Start your morning with a thorough stretch and end your day the same. 

2) Shoe gear 

Don’t try to walk Rome in flip flops!  A good supportive cross trainer with a custom orthotic device is the best option for most.  

3) Hydration 

Staying hydrated will keep your body working well and prevent cramping. 

4) Know your limits 

If you are in pain or something is bothering you, take a rest.  Listen to your body.  Don’t push it! 

5) New Orthotics 

See your doctor before you leave to have your current device checked, and if needed have a new one made. 

Your feet are your foundation.  Come see us before your summer vacation to make sure you stay pain-free and can enjoy your summer

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