The nurse advised not to have your feet treated the day before, as the thinner skin encourages the appearance of blisters, and to wear shoes that are well used to your feet and socks with a minimum of seams.

She also suggested moisturizing your feet during the journey, at night, and in the morning.

“The objective is for the foot to sweat as little as possible”, said Vanessa Matos.

She also asked that pilgrims take an additional pair of sneakers that are larger than usual and protect themselves from the sun, namely a hat and sunscreen.

She also highlighted the importance of hydration and daily medication.

In the case of pilgrims with chronic illnesses, Vanessa Matos suggested that pilgrims consult their family doctor to find out what medication they can take in case of pain during the journey.

During the walk, she recommended that pilgrims carry as little weight as possible, just a backpack with water, a cap, a protector, and some bars to replenish their energy until meals.

At the end of the day, in the shower, she suggested water jets directed at the muscles and resting the legs with a little elevation.

“And people should not be ashamed to ask for help if they are not feeling well”, highlighted the nurse.