If you’ve spent much time wearing high heels then chances are you’ve suffered from a high heel hangover. You know the achiness and pain that follows a few hours or a day of wearing heels? That’s a high heel hangover. These’re some ways to treat high heel hangover and some tips on preventing it in the first place.
1 Rotate Your Heels
Wearing the same pair of heels day after day can set you up for misery. Rotating your heels with other shoes such as flats, sandals or even boots can make things easier on your feet. It’s important to mention that all heels aren’t created equal. If you have to wear heels frequently then look for ones designed with comfort in mind. There’re actually heels that have memory foam or other features to make it easier on your feet.
2 Carry Band-aids in Case of Emergencies
Blisters are very painful! And no one wants to endure them! So, save yourself from going through that by carrying band-aids with you whenever you wear heels. At the first hint of the rubbing that could turn into a blister, apply a band-aid. You need less recovery time when you catch a blister early.
3 Give Your Feet a Break
Not only should you give yourself some time off in between wearing heels but try to find little slots in the day to give your feet a break. Slip your heels off whenever you can, even if it’s just for a few minutes. I often do this in church and no one ever knows, especially if I’m wearing a maxi dress. 😊 If your feet are hidden behind a desk or under a table, take them off for a little while. You’ll be surprised how much of a difference this makes!
4 Know when to Say when
There’s pain from high heels and then there’s pain from high heels. If you’re dealing with anything more than some achiness and soreness then you need different shoes. I once had a pair of metallic strappy heels that were cute but were also painful. Every time I wore them, the straps left deep marks as well as blisters. I finally decided the look was not worth the pain and got rid of them.
5 Put Your Feet up
Your feet are naturally a little more swollen at the end of the day than at the beginning. That’s even more the case when you’ve been wearing heels. At the end of the day, kick your shoes off and put your feet up. A little elevation can greatly reduce any puffiness or swelling. Even lying down on the couch for a half hour can help tremendously.
6 Massage the Pain Away
There’s a very easy way to deal with foot pain from wearing heels. Rub the sore spots! It doesn’t have to be a fancy massage. Of course it’s great if you’re partner is willing to do this for you! But if not, simply rub the pain away. It’s a great time to apply some foot cream, too.
7 Soak Your Feet in a Warm Tub of Water
Another simple way to deal with high heel hangover is to soak your feet in a warm tub of water. It’s soothing and relaxing while helping the pain to go away. You can add a bit of Epsom salts to help with the aches and pains. It’s an old remedy but it really works. In fact, you can add a bit of Epsom salts to your bath water and soak your whole body to ease aches and pains everywhere.
These tips can help you to deal with high heel hangover. Do you have a pair of shoes that’s torturous to wear? How do you help your feet recover?