Once again the city’s best music festival will bring together an A-list of talent, including the returning fan favorite, the Rock Doc. Dr. Rahul Khare will be back for his sixth appearance at Lollapalooza, ready to provide expert care of the musicians – and keep them rocking for fans.
And while Dr. Khare’s focus is on the performers, he sees the same set of injuries each year for the fans. The most common complaints during the festival are dizziness, fainting, dehydration and trips and falls. If you’re heading to Grant Park this weekend, here are Dr. Khare’s insider tips:
It’s always HOT at Lolla. It’s August, there are thousands of people, be prepared. Bring a water bottle, drink plenty of water, then drink some more.
The festival’s energy is exciting, but don’t forget to give your body a break every now and then. Find some shaded areas to cool down and give your body a chance to recover from the heat.
There are inevitably some scrapes, sprains and twists that happen when you’re jumping around and take a fall. While it’s all part of the fun, keep in mind that excessive enthusiasm can lead to scrapes, sprains, or twists.
I know, it’s a big weekend. Lolla is a marathon, not a sprint. And the quickest way to end the fun is by overdoing it.
Bottom line – have fun, Lolla is one of my favorite weekends of the year. And if things don’t go as planned, the medical team is here for you.