Bellevue Podiatry is proud to share that both Dr. Jennifer Saam and Dr. Stephanie Kim will be volunteering their time in the medical tent at the Susan G. Komen 3-day walk in Seattle this weekend. Walkers in the 3-day will cover 60 miles in three days, with a course that goes throughout the entire greater Seattle area. Even injuries as “minor” as blisters can be extremely painful and threaten to keep a walker from completing the full length of the course, so we feel honored to provide critical medical care at such an important venue.
If you are a walker in the 3-day, here are some tips to keeping your feet healthy for all 60 miles…
1. Wear properly-fitting shoes which have been broken-in on some of your longer walks.
2. Don’t wear new shoes or gear, instead rely on comfortable favorites which have been tested on prior walks.
3. Be sure that your shoes are long enough- too-short or tight shoes can lead to blistering.
4. Keep your nails trimmed short.
5. Synthetic or “sport” socks tend to wick moisture better and keep feet cooler than 100% cotton.
6. Don’t wear toe rings or other foot/ankle jewelry.
Good luck to all of the walkers!