It is that time of year where many families embark on their summer vacations. I was lucky enough to just go to Europe for the first time in my life. It was an unbelievable experience, a great vacation, and A LOT of walking. At the end of the day like everyone else I couldn’t wait to get off my feet and let the aching subside. I am going to go over some tips and recommendations to avoid the dreaded foot fatigue so you can enjoy that vacation!
The most important recommendation is to make sure you are wearing the appropriate support and shoe gear. Majority of people will have mild to severe pronation or supination with their gait. A good pair of appropriate inserts that slide into your shoe will help to avoid that unwanted motion and decrease the foot pain from walking and standing long periods. Also making sure you have a new supportive pair of shoes will decrease any discomfort. Wearing old shoes that are worn down can absolutely cause foot pain from excessive walking and standing. These two key components can also help avoid any stress fractures your foot can develop from the abnormal strain as your feet are not used to that much pressure. Finally stretching can help avoid developing this foot fatigue from all the activity from our wonderful summer vacations! In our healthy steps shoe store we have all the appropriate shoes and inserts to aid you in your vacation and any of our doctors can recommend the appropriate pair for you. Now get out there and enjoy that vacation!