Drs. Robert Gorsline and Brian Tscholl shared their advice for maintaining Foot & Ankle Health over the summer in the July/August issue of CityScene Magazine. They shared preventative measures vacationers can take to avoid foot & ankle injuries and what to do if you find yourself with foot & ankle pain. Read the 3 tips below or check out the entire issue here.

Tip #1: Wear comfortable shoes. Making sure you’re wearing a pair of shoes that will support you throughout your day is key to maintaining Foot & Ankle Health. It is always important to try on your shoes to make sure they’re comfortable and supportive before you spend a day in them. This means you do NOT want to try out a brand new pair of shoes on your trip. Unfortunately, there is no ‘one shoe fits all sizes’ rule here, so take your time finding the pair that fit you perfectly. Remember, comfort is key!

Tip #2:  Limit the amount of walking. While we understand this can be difficult depending on the trip you have planned, it is important to be aware of how much time is spent on our feet. From waiting in lines to walking around seeing the sites, we naturally put a lot of pressure on our feet. It’s important we try prioritizing breaks throughout our day to give our feet rest from the continuous pressure from standing and walking.

Tip #3: Carry over the counter supplies like anti-inflammatory medication and foot gel inserts. Being prepared is always important, especially when it comes to relieving pain! If you start experiencing foot and ankle pain throughout your vacation, try taking an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, such as Advil or Ibuprofen. You can also easily carry foot gel inserts to be placed in your shoes. These can both be found at your local convivence store and may just save you during your next summer vacation!