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.
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!
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…
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.
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!
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