Everyone knows that as Christmas gets closer and the nights get warmer, the weekends get busier and it's not long before the social gatherings and parties pile up. A lot of these end up with females getting out their heels, and throw in some alcohol and you’re left with a dangerous combination often resulting in the ‘rolling’ or spraining of ankles. Luckily Jess from Physio Fit has come up with a few tips to keep your ankles safe (as she preps herself for an injury free holiday period!).
1. Yes mile-high stiletto heels look pretty but these are much less stable than their lower wedge counterparts. Try go for a wedge heel or lower heel where possible.
2. Before heading out try a few laps of walking around the house to make sure you’re actually able to walk in those heels without holding onto the nearest object. Nothing worse than getting to a party before realising you are walking like a baby giraffe.
4. Secure those feet in your heels; choose heels with ankle straps rather than heels that your feet are likely to slip out of.
5. If you do happen to roll your ankle, make sure you get it assessed! Delaying treatment or not getting treatment at all can lead to you being more susceptible to sprains in the future due to decreased ligament and muscles strength (and decreases your chances of being able to get back into those heels!
If you have any questions regarding ankle or calf pain including any questions about footwear then get in contact with our team of experts by calling Physio Fit on (08) 7226 9901 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.