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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Tropical Vacation Travel Bag | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

Tropical Vacation Travel Bag
 

Winter isn’t letting go of Monmouth County just yet and at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists we’re hearing about lots of vacation plans to warmer climates to escape the cold and soak up some sun. We’re all for that but want to remind you of a few essentials you should bring for your feet when you pack your bags to ensure that your vacation is relaxing and free of foot issues.

Below are some items not to be left behind:

Pool or beach shoes- one of the few times you’ll actually hear our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin or Dr. Jessica A. Addeo, actually recommend flip flops is when you will be spending time by a resort pool or the beach. In these settings, flip flops provide cover which prevents your feet from coming in contact with fungi and bacteria that cause warts, athlete’s foot and fungal toenails. We don’t advise using them for beach volleyball or long walks, however.

Appropriate footwear for your vacation activities- whether it’s volleyball, tennis, sightseeing or shopping, if there is the possibility of doing anything other than just sitting by the pool or on the beach, be sure you have the right footwear for what you plan to do. Nothing ruins a vacation faster than painful blisters and foot pain caused by wearing strappy, high-heeled sandals for an afternoon at the local market or a downtown walking tour. The same is true for travel days when you’ll likely be making long (and sometimes speedy) walks between terminals to catch flights.

Moleskin- this tiny item can have a huge benefit if you start to feel a blister or irritation forming on a spot on your foot or toe. Cut to fit the area and apply to your skin until you can get somewhere to change your shoes. Remember, warmer locations mean sweatier feet which create friction. Even shoes that don’t normally bother you may rub.

Water bottle- you may wonder what this has to do with your feet but staying hydrated is essential in tropical destinations where our bodies lose water more rapidly due to the heat. Drinking plenty of water will prevent painful and unsightly swelling (edema) in your ankles and feet.

If you do sustain a minor cut or other injury, be sure to take care of it promptly so you don’t return home with an infection or other foot problem. If you are concerned about foot pain or other symptoms after your vacation, contact our Aberdeen office by calling: 732-566-2841.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Tropical Vacation Travel Bag, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen