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By Philip S. Pinsker, DPM PC
October 02, 2018
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Wear the Right Shoes & Socks

You don’t wear hiking boots to play basketball, so practice the same common sense in return. Hikers should wear top-quality, well insulated, moisture-proof hiking boots. These boots offer ankle support and reduce muscle and tendon fatigue and injury risk.

Proper socks can also mean the difference between comfortable walks and those resulting in blisters, fungal infections and even frostbite. To prevent these problems, always wear two layers of socks:

Layer 1: Synthetic socks to keep your feet dry and reduce blister-causing friction.

Layer 2: Wool socks to add warmth, absorb moisture away from your skin and make the hiking boot more comfortable.

Listen to Your Body

Pain is the body’s way of telling you something is wrong. If your feet or ankles start to hurt, take a break.

If you injure your feet or ankles when out on a hike, contact us right away. Early treatment can get you back on the trails in no time.

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