A good Toronto chiropodist is always making sure that your feet are in good health. It doesn’t matter where you are or whether you’re working or playing. Taking advantage of our suggestions is especially important when you are traveling.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re enjoying some leisure time or focusing on business. These tips from our foot clinic in downtown Toronto help to ensure you enjoy your trip.
- You’ll need appropriate footwear. Choosing shoes for your vacation means taking into account the climate and the activities you want to be doing. Make sure to choose shoes that are appropriate for things like sightseeing, hiking and walking and bring along at least two pairs. Closed toe and heel shoes are a necessity, even if you’re going to a place that’s warm. Traveling overseas means hygiene could be an issue. That’s why you’ll need some footwear beyond sandals.
- Preparing for the climate also means you should use sunscreen on your feet. This is important if you’re going to a hot place and you will be on the beach barefoot. Make sure to use it on the tops and sides. It’s recommended that you use a product that has an SPF of 30 or higher. A good Toronto chiropodist will also recommend a product that blocks both UVB and UVA rays. It should also be water resistant. Sunblock is also very effective at blocking the sun’s rays. This is known as zinc oxide and is safe for the water ecosystem and is all natural.
Here are some other tips that you can use to look after your feet when you are around water. Keep in mind that being around a pool or lake exposes them to different hazards than your usual routines.
Keep Towels Private
Microbes and other bacteria like the one that causes athlete’s foot fungus can stay on towels for hours. That means they can spread from one swimmer to another when you share towels even amongst family members.
Watch Your Footwear
Footwear like flip-flops aren’t meant for walking long distances.. They don’t supply proper support while walking on a beach during your vacation. Any kind of open heel or open toe footwear increases your chances of getting injured too. It’s best to wear footwear that encloses the heel and toe and supplies good arch protection.
Wash Your Feet
Here’s a final tip from your Toronto chiropodist. Wash your feet thoroughly afterwards if you decide to go barefoot in pool areas or public beaches while you are on vacation.