THE HEELS HANGOVER
They looked flawless last night, but you’re cursing them now. While you’re still in bed, before putting any weight on your feet, stretch your calves, suggests Jacqueline Sutera, DPM, of City Podiatry in New York City. Follow that with a mini massage, rolling feet over a golf or tennis ball or a frozen water bottle. Then spend a few minutes trying to pick up something using just your toes. “The act of scrunching your feet can help squeeze out lactic acid buildup, important for reducing soreness,” says Dr. Sutera. Finally, ice your feet for 15 minutes to lessen inflammation and pain. Wear shoes with rubber soles and a supportive arch. Ideally, that’s a sneaker (go athleisure!), but if you must wear heels, opt for a wedge, and alternate the types of kicks you wear throughout the rest of the week.