Although we all start the Camino with the firm idea of living a positive and enriching experience, enjoying nature, rural areas and cities or towns that populate it, we can find some drawbacks of sanitary type. The important thing is knowing how to act, if we can solve ourselves or know what professionals go if necessary.
Pilgrim health may encounter some setbacks, such as wounds fruit of footwear, muscle injuries, tendinitis, insect bites, colds, or we just have an indigestion. In many cases we ourselves can get by going to the many pharmacies that we find in the towns through which passes the Camino, while other times we have to go beyond going to doctors, hospitals or health centers (you can see some of them in ViveCamino).
For those who are not acquainted with health coverage, clarify that the Spanish health system is the responsibility of public funds therefore is free for Spanish citizens, citizens of the European Union or Switzerland or citizens of other countries that have in possession of an authorization to reside in Spanish territory. Therefore, if we are part of one of the above groups, we will be attended free of charge at any health center belonging to the Seguridad Social health system, but if you prefer you can go to centers or private health clinics.
The Camino pilgrims also will find, especially in towns of a certain size, physiotherapy clinics, massage centers and clinics specializing in podiatry, which will be very useful to try to solve or alleviate physical toll that make our pilgrimage in our body. Remember not to neglect your health and how important it is coming, but in good physical condition, so that the memory we have of our time on the Camino de Santiago is the best.
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