Commonwealth Orthopaedics: High Heels and Pain

02.13.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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Sure, those high heels look good. But if you wear them all the time you run the risk of significant foot pain and other problems. Conditions range from bunions, corns and calluses to misshapen hammertoes or excruciating pain in the ball of the foot.

Don’t despair! There are some simple precautions you can take to protect your feet and keep on sporting your stylish spikes:

1. Make sure you’re wearing the right size shoe. Feet change over time, especially after pregnancy.

2. The thicker the heel, the better. Give those stilettos a rest and opt for a lower-heeled shoe whenever possible.

3. Avoid thin soles. A thicker sole or platform will offset some of the pressure.

4. Take breaks. Kick off your shoes throughout the day and stretch your ankles and toes.


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Jo Burton, DPT, PT, Commonwealth Orthopaedics

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