Ladies, if you wear high heels on a regular basis, you might not be doing your feet a favor. According to an article from The Atlantic Journal Constitution website, the wearing of high heels can cause foot pain and even lead to Norton’s Neuroma.
Here’s a bit from the article:
For a quarter-century, Catherine Ange has worked as a seller of high-end furniture at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. Before computers became a mainstay of the job, a typical day could find Ange bending down, standing on tiptoe or moving furniture across 22,000 square feet of showroom space — all while wearing shoes with a 3- to 4-inch heel.
Hyosub Shin, email@example.comCatherine Ange holds her Chanel pumps she can no longer wear at Baker Knapp & Tubbs in Atlanta, where she works as a senior sale associate.
“I thought, ‘I feel so good in these heels. I can sell anything. I am invincible,’ ” said Ange, 47, of Buckhead. Her feet, unfortunately, were not so resilient.
By the time she reached her 30s, Ange was feeling the pain — a sharp, stabbing pain in the ball of her foot. She tried alternating heels and flats, but soon even flats were uncomfortable. She went to a doctor for injections of anti-inflammatories. Eventually, the only thing left to treat her Morton’s neuroma — a condition that causes thickening and pain in the nerves between the toes — was surgery.
Read the full article here: The Price of Wearing High Heels
Board-certified Colorado Springs Podiatry
Kerry E. Berg, DPM, is a board-certified Colorado Springs podiatrist (foot doctor) at Intermountain Foot & Ankle Associates, P.C. Dr. Berg has also obtained her certification in wound care.