We sat down with Dr. Michael Rosselli of South Miami Walk-In Orthopedics & Sports Medicine (smwio.com) to get his tips for making it through a week of gallery-hopping and party hobnobbing without lower-extremity pain.
“Make sure you’re getting appropriate hydration (eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day), enough sleep and good nutrition. Those factors play a huge role in whether you’re going to feel tired, feet included.”
Go for comfort
“That means shoes with a wide toe box and a thick sneaker sole versus a standard, thin-soled sandal. If you must wear heels, choose a 2- to 3-inch chunky style over narrow, pointy pumps. Using over-the-counter insoles can make a big difference, too.”
“While art-gazing, occasionally shift your weight from left to right. Sit down every hour or so. And try a few discreet range-of-motion exercises (foot circles, calf raises, a quarter squat) to ward off fatigue.”
“At the end of the day, raise your feet and relax them with a simple foot massage; ice if necessary. Think of it as your recovery phase.”