Austin City Limits Music Festival

A few days from now the world descends upon Zilker Park for 3 days of music. The Austin City Limits Music Festival has become a yearly event in Austin since 2002. This year's headliners, The Eagles, Muse, MIA, and others, are a testament to the diversity of our great city. Austin City Limits is probably the best known PBS television show. Originally aired from UT Austin in 1976 with Texas music flair, the diversity of the content has made it one of the longest running live music shows on television. While the label "Live Musical Capitol of the World" is self proclaimed, the number and diversity of performers that visit Austin support it.

If you are planning on attending any part of the festival, we here at AFAS hope you take care of yourself while you are there. Here are a few simple reminders we would like to give you to keep you on your feet and enjoying the performances. Firstly, drink plenty of water. While you spend the day out in the warm Texas sun, you need to stay hydrated. Plenty of fluids (not including beer) are the best way to avoid heat stroke, dehydration, or other problems caused by too much sun exposure. Be sure to grab your two 32oz bottles of water before you depart. A second reminder is to use a dose of sun block throughout the day to keep sunburn at bay.

We have talked before about appropriate foot wear for your activity. While the beautiful weather may be beckoning you to wear flip flops or sandals, these would not be your best option. Your feet need something more like a tennis shoe. As you walk about part of the 350 acres that comprise Zilker Park, your feet could really use the support. If you don't take care of your feet this weekend, be sure to come by AFAS to fix your aches and pains.

Until next time, keep those feet happy and healthy Austin!

Dr. Craig H. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS
Founder and Managing Partner of Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists
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