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30,000 Feet in the Air

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I recently returned from a trip to Disneyland in Anaheim California.  If you suffer from  foot pain and are an avid traveler like I am, you may have some concern regarding pain while in the air.  Lots of foot pain, such as plantar fasciitis (heel pain), can worsen while seated for long periods, like a flight. 

Here at Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates we have some travel tips for pain to help ease your travels! 

BioFreeze is the nation's top selling topical pain medication.  It's active ingredient is menthol. The menthol provides a cooling effect, like icing, but without the mess or fuss of melting ice. BioFreeze is available in 4 different applicator types - roll on, spray, sponge tip, and gel. The best part is all 4 styles are 3 ounces, so they meet airline guidelines and can be taken on your carry on or personal item for in plane use!

2) The
TheraBand Foot Roller is a massaging roller used to ease aches and pains while providing targeting pressure point massage. The medical grade rubber doesn't break down and the custom shape contours to your foot's arch, providing a custom  massage.  It can be used for heel pain, ball of foot pain, arch pain, or even hammertoe pain. The TheraBand Foot Roller is great for travel because it is small and compact, it can easily fit in a carry on  item or even in a purse or large pocket! You can use the TheraBand Foot Roller while seated during travel, in a plane, train or car. 

3) I pride myself on getting through airport security in a timely manner.  To assist me with this goal, I only wear sandals while traveling - they're also super comfortable for travel. I recommend podiatry approved sandals for travel. At Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates we offer two brands of sandals.  Aetrex
Sandalista Sandals have customizable inserts featuring patented Mosaic technology.  Dr. Comfort Sandals offer stylish men and women options.  Both brands  come with a structured yet cushioned medical insert perfect for long travel days. Dr. Comfort and Aetrex both offer many different fashionable styles and colors, to accent any outfit.  

So when your packing your bags for business or for pleasure, remember to stop at Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates to make your travel more enjoyable and pain free! 

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