Top Ten Travel Tips For Your Feet

November 29, 2017
By: GraMedica Team

The holiday season is officially in full swing and that means many of us will be doing more traveling. It’s important to think about your feet during your travels. Below are 10 travel tips for your feet.

  1. Before traveling, visit a podiatric physician if you are experiencing any pain, problems, or discomfort with your feet or ankles. Foot pain is NOT normal.
  2. To condition your feet and legs, begin a regular walking program wearing the shoes you plan to travel with – include inclines if your destination has hilly terrain – at least four weeks before your trip.
  3. Review your travel itinerary and the activities planned to determine the kinds of shoes you will need (should pack).
  4. Take a few pairs of supportive, comfortable shoes, and plenty of appropriate socks so they can be changed frequently. Try not to take new shoes that have never been worn.
  5. When traveling, periodically flex feet at the ankles, wiggle toes, unlace shoes if feet swell, keep legs uncrossed, and move around if possible (especially during airplane travel – get up and move around once for every hour on the plane).
  6. Be prepared: in case of a minor foot problem, pack adhesive bandages, talcum powder, antibiotic or first aid cream, tweezers, and nail clippers in your toiletry bag.
  7. If you injure your foot or ankle while away, seek professional attention from a podiatric physician. We often assume that if a toe is broken, that it doesn’t require treatment. That is not true. When traveling within the United States or Puerto Rico, contact the state podiatric medical association to obtain a referral to a local podiatrist, or access www.apma.orgvia the Internet to locate a podiatrist.
  8. Limit walking barefoot to safe, sandy beaches or close to the pool. Walking barefoot exposes feet to sunburn, as well as the plantar wart virus, athlete’s foot, and other infections.
  9. Regularly apply sunscreen to the tops of your feet.
  10. Treat your feet well after a long day of sightseeing, shopping, or hiking: massage them and keep them elevated.

Article Source:

Stay Up To Date!

Having foot problems?

Get our FREE eBook and learn how you can get rid of them!

The Patient Procedure Packet tells you everything you need to know before being HyProCured. Get your FREE copy today.

Understanding Plantar Fasciitis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

There are more than a million new cases every year from people suffering with chronic heel pain. It is estimated that we spend over $300 million dollars to treat it. Heel pain in adults is different from children. It typically occurs in people who are early middle age...

Why Overpronation Happens and What You Should Do About It

Pronation is a complex motion of the foot. The ankle bone turns inward and the rest of the foot turns up and out. It’s the opposite of supination, where the ankle bone turns outward and the rest of the foot turns inward. Pronation of the foot bone is important during...

Keep an Eye Out for This Pediatric Foot Problem

Most children are born with what may be considered underdeveloped arches in their foot; this is in reality a ‘fat’ foot. It’s simply due to the normal fat distribution at the bottom of the foot. At this age, bones and joints are flexible. Generally, the arch is...

What is obesity, and what causes it?

Obesity is one of the world’s most rapidly growing conditions. Even in our age of medical advancements, over 35% of the adults in the United States alone are considered to be obese. The only way to prevent this destructive chronic disorder is to take back control over...

What Causes Bunions and How to Get Rid Of Them

What is a bunion? A “bunion” is the bump on the inner side of the big toe joint. Some may consider this a “cosmetic” issue, but it is a major structural problem of the forefoot. A bunion continues to get worse with every step taken. Unfortunately, external measures...

What is Plantar Neuropathy? Symptoms, Causes, Treatment Options

Plantar Neuropathy is a common condition where the nerves on the bottom of the foot become diseased. Unfortunately, millions of adults have this progressive nerve disease. There are a broad range of associated symptoms from a feeling of walking on a stone or pebble,...

What Is Causing My Chronic Knee Pain?

Knee pain is one of the most common orthopedic complaints. Fifteen million people seek treatment for knee pain every year. It is thought that more than 100 million people suffer from chronic knee pain. In other words, 1/3 of all Americans currently have a knee pain...

Chronic Back Pain? Here’s What It Could Mean

Do you wake up every morning and find yourself asking “why does my back hurt?” You are not alone. Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. It is the most common reason for missed work and is the second most common reason for visits to the...

Why Does My Hip Hurt?

Hip pain affects millions of adults every day. It has been estimated that 27% of individuals > 45 years of age have signs of osteoarthritis. The older and more active you are, the more likely you are to develop hip pain. Hip pain has been blamed on... Arthritis,...

Is Heel Pain Slowing You Down?

If you have heel pain then you have probably at least thought about heel pain treatment, or wondered if there is even a treatment available... Heel pain symptoms may include: Pain on the bottom of the heel Pain in the arch of the foot Pain that is usually worse in the...

Curious how HyProCure can help you?

Contact us Today!

Find a HyProCure Doctor Near You.

Find a Surgeon!