Heels and Your Best Foot Health

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Imagine walking 5 miles in 3-inch Stilettos?
heels-and-foot-healthIf you have every walked long distance in high heels or uncomfortable shoes, this can have damaging effects on the foot of the wearer as well as on their muscles. Many women fail to realize that when you wear uncomfortable shoes and you walk long distances this can affect the knees if not right away, it will eventually catch up to the person.

A young person, who can walk miles at a time in heels or uncomfortable shoes, will suffer some pain when they are finished their fashion hike. They may not realize that this could also affect their foot health in years to come. Corns and bunions are just the beginning of their pain.

The woman who craves high heels can experience several injuries to the foot including hammer toes and stress fractures not to mention sore feet. Squared toe fashion is better to wear because of the natural curve of the toes. Low heeled shoes with thickness will cause less damage to the foot.

The only draw back is that these types of shoes may be recommended for the foot but are damaging to the knees. Thicker shoe soles have a shock absorbent and put less pressure on one’s foot. The upper fabric of a persons shoe should be made of leather or a microfiber. This allows the foot more room to move its toes around, and will not constrict the foot if swelling occurs.

Being that heels are necessary, they should not be worn daily. Flat or low heal shoes can be very fashionable if worn with the right garments. Many women who take public transportation into work wear sneakers. When they get into the office where they do less walking, they put on their high heels as a fashion statement. When it’s time for them to return home, they place their sneakers back on for total comfort.

After wearing heels, women should definitely soak their feet at night, even if their feet are not swollen or hurting. Soaking the feet in warm (not hot) water with shower gel or bath oils will help relieve tension in the feet. Another activity that is very helpful and should be done is mild foot massages. Last but certainly not least is getting a pedicure professionally. A professional pedicure will not only help relieve tension in the feet but it relaxes the entire body.

The real harm from high heels explained here

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