Foot Care Tips for Avoiding High Heel Pain
Just tripped across a video news clip from WNBC on Tips for Avoiding High Heel Pain. Oh the things women do in the name of looking good and feeling sexy! So how many of you have experienced foot, ankle, knee, hip, or back pain and now are thinking your poor-fitting shoes might be part of the problem? Or perhaps you never realized that your stilettos might be a big part of the problem… Our feet (as well as the rest of our body) shouldn’t hurt. Pain is the red-flag that there is something we need to pay attention to and take care of. Ignoring things and hoping that it will just go away is never a great option.
It’s nice to hear that not only can you have padding or “pillows” of goop injected into your feet by a foot surgeon, but insoles might help – and exercise is highly recommended!
Personally I would much prefer to start with the exercise option! It’s got to be cheaper, less invasive, and will help stretch and strengthen the right muscles for better support. That along with not sacrificing comfort and fit for good looks and perhaps us gals can keep our tootsies happy in those pointy-toed high-heeled shoes. I am a fan of heels vs. flats, but not for long periods of time. When I shop for sexy shoes, if they hit my arch well and don’t squish my toes there’s a good chance I’ll be adding a new pair of shoes to my closet.
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