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After being on my feet all day at work as a Police Officer, it makes it challenging to spend my vacation time hitting the pavement. However, with my love of traveling with my family, there are not many ways to avoid it. Wearing boots to work all day, every day, I suffer from pain in my feet, knees and lower back. Carrying around a 25lb police belt filled with gear doesn’t help! Below I share my tips for enjoying my vacation and how to survive being on your feet all day without pain.
Break Up Your Day
Standing in lines for rides can be brutal. Besides the agony of slowly watching the hand move on the clock while waiting to enjoy part of your day, it’s killer on your feet to stand for hours on cement. Try to break up your day to alternate the rides with long lines and the family-friendly rides you can hop on rather quickly. This gives your feet a break. Don’t forget to sit down to enjoy your meals instead of always being on the go. You can even enjoy a show for some sit down entertainment.
Lighten The Load
I’m guilty of carrying a heavy camera bag all day when traveling. I love capturing as many photos during our trip as possible and sometimes that means using various lenses and carrying extra batteries. The additional weight of a heavy backpack can cause serious foot and back pain. Try to lighten the load by picking which lens is the most important for that day. Remove all of your chargers and limit the number of battery packs you carry by leaving the excess in your hotel room. You can lighten your load without sacrificing.
Find the Right Arch Support
Thanks to the Dr. Scholl’s® Custom Fit® kiosk at Walmart I was able to determine my arch is considered medium height.
Dr. Scholl’s® experts in biomechanics developed the advanced FootMapping® technology used in the Custom Fit® kiosk. It uses over 2,000 pressure sensors to create your Custom Footmap – identifying your arch type, foot length and unique pressure points.
In under 2 minutes, the kiosk evaluated all this data and recommended the Custom Fit® Orthotic Inserts that were right for me. The kiosk was so easy to use and I found it fascinating to see the data on the screen.
The screen showed me exactly where my feet suffer the most pressure from my body weight based on how I stand. Based on my results I was recommended to buy the CF340 Dr. Scholl’s® Custom Fit® Orthotics.
Get Custom Fit® Orthotics
What I love the most about these besides the instant comfort, is how easy they are to use. They come in this nice plastic reusable carrying case so I can easily pack them for trips. They also fit well inside my work boots, not just my tennis shoes. I cannot imagine a day I won’t wear them.
Knee and lower back pain are often originated from your feet. After using the kiosk I now have the support and the cushioning I need to disperse my foot pressure and reduce the pain-inducing stress on my back.
Custom Fit® Orthotics are comprised of 4 layers, each providing a different benefit.
Have you ever been walking around an amusement park with your kids and in such pain you are ready for the day to end? You cannot even enjoy the fun vacation you planned and paid for. The Custom Fit® Orthotics are clinically proven for immediate and all day pain relief for foot, knee, or lower back pain from being on your feet, so you can keep moving!
Now I can step out from behind the camera, smile, and enjoy my day. And let my family take these silly photos of me posing next to the animated police.
Finding the right shoes, using the amazing inserts for support, lightening my heavy camera bag, and breaking up the day provides me with the comfort I need to continue enjoying my vacations and capturing great photos.