When it comes to promoting the health and comfort of your feet, your podiatrist will tell you that the shoes you choose matter. If you want to avoid foot pain and conditions, then you should select shoes that support your feet and that fit well. Unfortunately, high heels are not supportive and cause you to walk and stand in a way that is unnatural.
Wearing high heels can affect your balance and place excess pressure on certain parts of your feet, and wearing this type of shoe regularly may cause metatarsalgia, Haglund’s deformity, hammertoes, Morton’s neuromas, and bunions. Also, high heel wearers can suffer from shortened calf muscles, bad posture, knee joint problems, and an increased risk of ankle injuries. If you aren’t ready to give up your high heels, then podiatrists recommend that you wear them less often and choose pairs that have shorter heels, which can lessen their negative impact on your health.
Are you suffering from foot pain in Whitestone? If so, then come and see us at Family Foot Center. Please call (718) 767-5555 to schedule your appointment.