The national tradition of Melbourne Cup is often a brilliant excuse to get dressed up in our finest and enjoy a glamorous day on the green! Whilst we may start the day looking the picture of elegance, we know that by the end of the night it may be a different story… Having spent the majority of the day standing, walking, and eventually tottering in uncomfortable high heels – the day after you may be left with repercussions in the form of blisters, bruised and swollen feet, or even the odd sprained ankle.
If you’ve found yourself nursing the tell-tale ‘High Heel Hangover’ – take the time to give your injured feet some well deserved TLC! Follow these simple tips to get them back on track in time for your next event!
How to save your soles:
Get comfy : If you have pain under your arch or heels, the easiest way back to comfort is to pop your supportive joggers on for a few days. Good joggers will provide some cushion foryour soles, and cradle the arch, taking pressure and strain away.
Blisters be gone! : For blisters and skin irritation, try the My FootDr remedy of a 10 min ice bath mixed with a tablespoon of salt. Cover any broken skin with a quality dressing, and pop you feet into a pair of arch support recovery sandals or thongs from Vionic.
Seek help: Foot pain from wearing high heels should be temporary and moderate. If your foot pain lingers for longer than the effects of your celebrations from the night before, or there is swelling or redness, seek immediate help from our My FootDr podiatrists to get an early diagnosis and treatment. Book an appointment online or call 1800 FOOTDR today.
Melbourne Cup Day is a national tradition where we put on our best dress and high heels for a day of fun, excitement and hopefully choose a few winners. With a glass of champagne in one hand and a betting card in another, our feet often become our last priority.
A majority of the day is spent standing, walking and wearing uncomfortable high heels that can leave you with blisters and aching feet, holding your heels. If you’re not a winner on the day, you don’t want to add sore feet to your list of losses.
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If blisters are a common occurrence on your feet and affect your daily activity, it’s time you visited My FootDr for help.
A blister is a small pocket of fluid within the upper layers of the skin. The fluid is commonly lymph, serum, plasma, blood or pus. Blisters are typically caused by forceful rubbing (friction), freezing, infection or burning. Any sport, activity, or work can lead to skin friction, shearing or abrasion and lead to blisters and are an acute response to high levels of stress on the skin.
If you are wearing ill-fitting or tight footwear, this could lead to the trauma of blisters, making walking and daily activity painful and uncomfortable.
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A podiatrist is a valued member of the Allied Health profession who registered by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) to assess, diagnose and treat foot and lower limb pathologies. These problems may include skin and nail disorders, foot and ankle complaints such as injuries, arthritis, diabetic and other medical complications. All my FootDr podiatrists are trained to examine patients for gait disorders or problems with walking and posture, and work with all ages ranges including kids, adults and the elderly.
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