Flying for the Holidays? Here’s How to Prevent Edema in Legs.

Posted by on Monday, December 17th, 2018

You’re not likely to encounter problems with your legs, feet, and ankles on a two-hour “puddle jumper” flight from New York City to Charleston, South Carolina; but if you’re hauling across the country to California, Texas, traveling to Europe, or visiting some other far-flung destination, planning ahead to avoid edema in legs is prudent. Find out what the risks of a long-haul flight might be and how to stay healthy while you travel from your friends here at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine.

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Prevent edema in legs with these tips from The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine. [Image Source: Shutterstock]

4 Footwear Tips Before Your Next Vacation

Posted by on Friday, December 14th, 2018

Getting ready to travel for the winter? While many people flock to New York City to enjoy the festive atmosphere, some of us are planning a great escape to warmer weather in places like Hawaii, Florida, and the Carolinas. Comfortable shoes are something you can’t afford to forget. Here are a few tips from NYC podiatrists on making sure your footwear will be up to all the extra miles you’ll be walking on vacation.

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Are you packing the right footwear for your vacation? [Image Source: Pixabay]

Traveling For The Holidays? These NYC Podiatrist Tips Will Keep Your Feet Happy

Posted by on Monday, November 14th, 2016

The number of Americans traveling to be with family and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday has grown for seven consecutive years. In 2015, 46.9 million people traveled 50 miles or more by car or plane to enjoy turkey outside their hometown. Vacations are significant events that many of us look forward to, but foot pain can quickly bring our fun to a halt. The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine foot specialists offer these tips to keep you as mobile as possible this holiday travel season.

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Ready for a vacation? Take along these foot health tips to stay active and comfortable. Image Source:

Am I At Risk For Blood Clots While Traveling?

Posted by on Monday, September 19th, 2016

Living in one of the best cities in the world doesn’t mean we like to stay put! Busy Big Apple travelers are always coming and going, with more than 50 million passengers passing through New York City’s JFK airport each year. Whether you plan to fly or travel by car, you can find yourself with a potentially deadly situation if you are at risk for blood clots while traveling and don’t take the appropriate preventative measures. Our NYC and ankle/foot specialists at The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine can tell you everything you need to know before departing on your next trip!

NY podiatrists may advise you to put your feet up on that next flight if you are at risk for blood clots.
NY podiatrists may advise you to put your feet up on that next flight if you are at risk for blood clots. Image Source: Flickr user Sotirus Kousoulos.

Amusement Park Foot Safety

Posted by on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Roller coaster junkies have five new, highly-anticipated rides debuting for the summer of 2013, from Cedar Point in Ohio to Silver Dollar City in Missouri. Amusement parks can be a lot of fun, but they can also bring about tremendous amounts of pain if proper foot care isn’t taken into consideration.  Here are several other tips for amusement park foot safety this summer…

How To Keep Your Feet Happy While Flying

Posted by on Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Feet are one of the many areas of the body that can feel extremely uncomfortable during a flight. Socks can feel sweaty and constricted. On top of that, most passengers suffer some degree of swelling as a result of the stale cabin air and having their legs in a cramped, crouched position for extended periods of time. Here are a few tips to keep your feet healthy and happy the next time you fly.

Put on Your Walking Shoes

Posted by on Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Traipse through the airport, check your bags, and arrive at the security screening. Remove your salt stained shoes and place them in the tray. Pad in stocking feet through the x-ray machine. Bend over, tie your shoelaces and get on the plane. You are on vacation!