Posts for tag: foot deformities

A lot of women today take pride in the collection of high heels they own, and they love to show them off at work or at events. These shoes may look gorgeous but they are hurting your feet big time! Ask actress Sarah Jessica Parker. Everyone knows she is always sporting the newest heels where ever she goes, but a few months ago she hurt her ankle wearing heels on set and was taken to see a podiatrist. The doctor informed her that after years of wearing heels basically 24/7 her feet had become pretty deformed. With three young children Parker now wears more comfortable shoes during the day, and her feet love it.

So what exactly do your gorgeous heels do to your feet? Many heels are skinny and squeeze in at the end where your toes are. This squishes your feet into a position they normally wouldn’t be in, and this can lead to a bunion, tailors bunion or something called Morton’s neuroma. If you don’t know what all of these things are, you definitely don’t want them! Each condition is painful and requires surgery to fix.

Heels are also bad for your feet because they are placing a majority of your body weight onto the front of your foot, this isn’t normal and your foot bones don’t like it! They weren’t built to handle that kind of stress, and you can develop a stress fracture from the excess force on these bones.

The most common problem associated with heels is ankle sprains. It is very easy to lose your balance when you’re an extra 4 inches off the ground! And as soon as you lose your balance your ankle ligaments aren’t able to handle that stress and give way and are stretched out, which leads to the pain after!

If you do experience any of the above problems after wearing heels make an appointment with your local podiatrist at Affiliated Foot and Ankle Care!  We are conveniently located in Edison and in Monroe NJ.

By Nrupa Shah