Foot health

14 July 2009

When your feet drag you down

When you go on holiday, the golden rule is to look after your feet, so they can look after you.

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When you go on holiday, the golden rule is to look after your feet, so they can look after you. Many a holiday has been scuttled by blisters, ingrown toenails, foot infections or strained muscles – many of which are caused by ill-fitting shoes.

Take action:
Choose your walking shoes carefully for your trip – with the help of a podiatrist, if necessary; buy shoes that are half a size to a size bigger than your normal size as feet may swell during walking; visit your podiatrist before you leave to sort out any foot problems you may have in advance; take an antifungal cream with you, as well as antiseptic cream and plasters; don't wear the same shoes every day while you are on holiday; don't walk barefoot in dirty areas; don't wear tight-fitting shoes on long-distance flights.

Visit our Foot Centre for more info.

 

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