Pack the right travel socks. It sounds trivial, but it’s not. “Many travelers fail to recognize the importance of choosing the right socks,” says Jane Andersen, DPM, a Chapel Hill, NC podiatrist and president of the North Carolina Foot & Ankle Society. “The wrong socks can lead to blisters, sweaty feet, and even more serious problems like blood clots.”
|Dr. Jane Andersen
For travelers, there are several kinds of socks worth considering. They include compression socks or compression stockings, which are designed to help prevent blood clots; hiking socks, which are designed to keep your feet warm during the winter and prevent blisters; and everyday socks, usually made of cotton or a synthetic blend, for hanging out.
Source: Christopher Elliott, The Washington Post [10/26/18]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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