THE HEELS HAN­GOVER

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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.

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