09:15 AM

NY 1

Rock G. Positano, DPM, MSc, MPH, DSc, director of the non-surgical Foot and Ankle Service at HSS, appeared on NY 1 to discuss tips for walking smart and healthy during COVID-19. Dr. Positano advised to avoid wearing old shoes (which lead to overuse injuries), and a cold soak twice a day for 20 minutes to reduce swelling and inflammation. Dr. Positano notes, “Walking is by far the most efficient and safest form of transportation available to us especially during these times.” He adds, “The human foot takes a beating every day. The average person will walk 15-20,000 steps a day, which is quite a bit of force and stress, considering that quite often the body’s weight goes through our feet.”

This segment aired during the 7am news hour on April 20, 2020.