Are high heels causing your foot pain? Yes, it goes without saying, that heels are bad for the feet…and the ankles, the calves, the thighs and the back. Calluses, hammertoes, bunions, heel spurs and more are just a few of the maladies a woman may suffer through. But that’s never going to stop women from cramping their toes deep into a 3” high pair of pointy toed shoes for a night on the town. But Dr. Ross, of our podiatry office near Rockville, MD has a few tips for women wearing heels to help minimize the damage done to their physical health.
The Lower, The Better
stick with heels under 3” in height to avoid stress on the biomechanics of your gait, and putting less stress on your back and hips.
Lean Towards a Thick Heel
A thick heel, rather than a skinny stiletto, provides stability and support by distributing your weight more evenly on the wider heel.
Consider a New Style
Consider a shoe style with a gradual incline, such as platforms or wedges.
Wear Softer Soles
A softer sole may act as a cushioning of sorts, a shock absorber so to speak, lessening the strain on your feet, ankles, knees and hips. A thin gel or foam padding slipped into you favorite heels may protect the area around the ball of your feet.
If you have any questions about wearing heels and the health of your feet, we’re here for you at The Podiatry Center near Rockville, MD. We can address your symptoms and keep your feet happy and healthy. If you have any questions, please call us at 301.660.8786 or request an appointment today.
The Podiatry Center treats all medical and surgical foot pain and ankle pain conditions, including bunions. Dr. Paul Ross, a licensed foot doctor near Rockville, MD, can help bring you relief from your bunion.
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