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Walking a lot on vacation? Got sore feet? What to do…

Does the amount of walking you do exponentially increase when on vacation?  Such spots as Las Vegas, Washington DC and New York require a lot of walking and if you have a desk job or don’t walk a lot, your feet will hurt if you don’t  prepare.

How to prepare?

#1:  Do you have flat feet (do your feet pronate).? If so, you can purchase over the counter arch supports and use them on and off during your trip while walking a lot.

#2:  Are you feet week?  Practice single leg balancing for 30 seconds 3 times per day on each foot/leg to build up foot strength and improve your balance.  Better yet, if you have a gel disc at home or the gym use that–it will challenge you more.

#3  Make sure to alternate different types of shoes during the day to stress different parts of your foot.  One day I wore tennis shoes with orthotics in the morning, and wore sketcher flip flops in the afternoon.

#4  Learn how to massage your feet and lower leg muscles to take the kinks out.


Happy walking!

Physical Therapy

165 Lilly Rd. NE, Suite B
Olympia, Washington 98506


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