With warmer weather approaching, women are starting to put their winter boots away and take out their sexy high heeled shoes. High heeled shoes can create a sexier, more flattering figure by tilting the hips, accentuating the bust-line and making the legs look longer. However, high heels can cause a great deal of discomfort: High heels can cause calf pain, heel pain Heel Pain Articles, bunions Bunions, corns, calluses, ankle sprains Ankle Sprain, neuromas, hammertoes Hammertoes, pump bumps Haglund's Deformity and pain to the ball of foot Metatarsalgia (foot pain in ball).
How do I encourage women to wear more sensible shoes? It's almost impossible. I do tell my well-heeled patients to limit their time spent in heels-never all day, just for a few hours. I also instruct them to buy shoes at the end of the day that fit comfortably across the widest part of the foot and wear gel or silicone insoles for a comfortable cushioning effect as well.
Written by: Dr. Jennifer Zienkowski-Zubel
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