Sunday, February 12, 2006

Podiatry Source Journal : Foot care

Foot care is quite essential, even for those holidaying and relaxing at beaches and resorts in Southern Europe for the winter. If taking the occasional walk on the beach or a leisurely swim in the ocean is the extent of your vacation activity, be sure to listen to your feet. The following footcare tips are by Steve Kite will help you to live enjoy yourself safely when travelling in Southern Europe.
Always wear shoes or sandals while walking on sand, in order to prevent foot injuries from hot sand and objects that may be hidden beneath the sand. Make sure your sandals are well secured too, especially around the ankle.
Be sure to apply sunscreen to feet while basking in the sun; the skin on the feet is very sensitive and needs to be protected against the sun's harmful rays and you should wear a sunscreen no less that 30 Spf.
When buying sandals, be sure to look for ones that are comfortable and have plenty of arch support to prevent foot problems such as tired, achy feet and corns, calluses and blisters. . Fungus infections, which are responsible for Athlete's Foot, thrive in warm, moist environments including pool decks.

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