15
April
2020
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03:03 PM
America/New_York

Feet Don’t Fail Me Now: 8 Tips for Healthy Walking During the COVID Crisis

Rock G. Positano, DPM, MSc, MPH, DSc, director of the non-surgical Foot and Ankle Service at HSS, offers tips for healthy walking during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Positano suggests not to wear old shoes - as this is a cause of foot overuse injuries; avoid wearing a totally flat shoe - as this will put extra stress on and can lead to inflammation of the heel, Achilles, calves, shins and knees; wear properly fitting shoes; check for swelling in the foot and ankle; not to sit for prolonged periods of time; and to soak the feet in cold water twice a day.

Read the article at Publichealth.yale.edu.