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By Philip S. Pinsker, DPM PC
July 20, 2016
Category: Foot Care

Hopefully you’ll soon be heading off on a relaxing summer vacation. At Philip S. Pinsker, DPM, we want to remind you that good foot health never takes time off. As you pack your suitcase, be sure to include the following items for your feet:

Shoe Wardrobe: What will you be doing on your vacation--hiking, playing golf, or strolling the beach or boardwalk? Be sure to bring appropriate footwear for all the activities you have planned. Even one game of volleyball played without properly supportive shoes can result in a torn Achilles tendon or other injury.

First Aid: Pack bandages and antibiotic ointment to treat minor cuts and scrapes. Be sure to include moleskin too, especially if you will be hiking or you’ve bought new shoes for your trip. Put moleskin on as soon as you feel an irritation caused by rubbing from your footwear to head off a painful blister. Include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication for sore feet or ankles in case you overdo it.

Fungal Fighters: The fungi that cause athlete’s foot and fungal toenails love to hang at the pool, spa, and anyplace where it’s damp and lots of bare feet walk. Bring flip flops to wear in those places and also anti-fungal foot powder to keep feet dry and protected.

Keep it Neat: Toenail clippers and an emery board can ensure that you keep nails trimmed and not too long. Remember to cut nails straight across and file any rough edges to avoid ingrown toenails from developing.

Don’t Feel the Burn: Your feet need protection from the sun just like the skin on the other parts of your body. Be sure to apply to both the tops and bottoms of your feet if you are lying out in the sun. If you do suffer a burn, use Aloe Vera to soothe your skin.

We hope you have a medically uneventful vacation but if you do injure your foot or ankle, be sure to get it checked out professionally and make an appointment to see Dr. Philip S. Pinsker at our Washington office as soon as you return.