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15 Tips to avoid foot pain in high heels

Okay wearing high heels. In fact, shoes with at least one inch heel is recommended for people with flat feet, firm calves and arch pain. But once the heel height exceeds 1.5, the amount of force transferred to the ball of the foot increases substantially. Common problems that develop or worsen as a result of long-term wear of high heels are bunions, hammer toes, contraction of the calf (Which can lead to Achilles tendinitis) and ball of foot pain, including metatarsalgia, Sesamoiditis and neuromas. To help avoid or minimize these problems, follow these simple steps:
For everyday wear, go with 1-1.5 inch heels.
Save the 3 "and higher heels for casual dinners and events.
Do not use heels every day itself. Rotate your shoes, use different styles and different heel heights every day.
Choose a wider heel, heels over high. A wider, thicker heel adds stability to the shoe and help maintain balance.
For high heels, choose shoes with straps over thick. Although strappy high heels can go well with a particular garment, the less material in the shoe, the less you have to support can lead to balance problems.
Sure the shoe fits. If you have to tighten the belt, because the foot slips off the shoe, and shoes are too big. If the fingers are tight in the shoe before standing and walking, the shoes are too small.
Choose high-heeled sandals with back straps. High-heeled sandals without a back strap are a recipe for disaster. There is very little material to keep the foot in the shoe and the potential of a fall is much greater.
Make sure your foot fits well in the area heel. In high heels, the foot from sliding forward. The higher the heel, the greater possibility that the foot from sliding forward. A shoe with a heel narrower offer a better fit in the heel. This adds stability and helps prevent the foot from sliding forward.
Avoid high-heeled shoes with a slope pronounced. Some high heels have a sharp drop from the heel to the toe area. The steeper the slope, without contact with the bow and stability is lower and support. The more gradual the slope, the better the fit.
Massage your feet after a day or night in high heels. For arch pain, foot pass for a bottle of frozen water sports.
Stretch both the foot and calf after wearing high heels. To draw the bow, place your foot on the opposite knee and pull the toes backward.
Wear flat shoes in the house. Change your shoes when you get home and spend the afternoon with no heels. This will allow your foot to adapt to the surface flat and help keep the calf lying ..
Try shoe inserts for high heels. Research has shown that the templates designed for shoes high heel enhance comfort and decrease the force and pressure on the ball of the foot.
Wear metatarsal pads under the ball of the foot. Place a thin pad in the shoe, in the area under the ball of the foot for added cushioning and shock absorption.
Do not ignore foot problems. If foot pain begins to develop, Seek medical attention immediately.

About the Author

Christine Dobrowolski, DPM is a podiatrist and owner of Northcoast footcare, Inc an online resource for foot care products and foot health information.

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