High heel shoes, women love them! However, sometimes a woman sacrifices comfort for looks. heels makes you look pretty and sometimes even sexier than most, but what about your poor feet? Have you ever heard that old say, “My feet are barking today?”
Women like to wear high heel shoes because they make them taller or some believe it lets them show off their butts by making it stick out a little more. No matter the reason you wear heels you really need to take care of your feet. After all, your feet are what take you from point A to point B.
Many doctors in the podiatric medicine field warn that if you wear high heel shoes all of the time eventually you will suffer from some sort of foot pain. The problems a woman can suffer from wearing high-heeled shoes on a daily basis are calluses, bunions, corns, misshapen hammertoes, and horrible pain in the ball of the foot. What is so sad is women will deal with the pain just to wear that gorgeous pair of heels.
Tips on how to avoid pain when wearing high heel shoes
OK, everyone knows it is a proven fact that no one can tell a woman not to wear her high heel shoes. But, suggestions can be made in order to avoid pain in your feet. Below are some tips to avoid pain in your feet while wearing heels.
1. When shopping for high heel shoes make sure to purchase a heel that fits your foot. Do not buy a heel that makes your foot slide forward, this causes too much pressure on your toes and the ball of your foot. Look for a pair of heels that does not leave a gap at the back and that fit your foot snug but not too tight.
2. If you are going to stand for long lengths of time while wearing high-heeled shoes make sure you put some extra cushion in the shoe. There are cushion pads that are called silicone metatarsal pads that can help with absorbing the shock your feet will have to endure.
3. Instead of purchasing a thin heel try for a thicker heel. By wearing a thicker heel your weight can be distributed more evenly than on a thinner type heel. Or another idea is to rotate from high heels to a shorter heel. By doing so, can help to reduce the pain and pressure on your Achilles tendon.
4. When purchasing heels make sure you look at the slope in the shoe. If it is a straight down slope try to avoid them. A slope that has a gradual drop is easier on the foot and has less pressure on your toes. The gradual slope will also help ease the pain you may be experiencing on the ball of your foot.
5. If you are experiencing calluses or corns maybe a cute open-toed shoe Solve Canonical issue would be more appropriate. If you have corns or calluses see a podiatrist to have them medically removed and avoid the shoe(s) that may be causing the problem. If you wear open-toe shoes this can help to eliminate the pressure that is causing the problems to begin with.
Heels may be what you like but be sure to follow some precautions to keep your feet healthy.