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By Dr. Philip Pinsker
April 11, 2014
Category: Shoes
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The arrival of spring also seems to be the arrival of a lot of blockbuster movies! A-list stars such as Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson and Shailene Woodley are all promoting films on the red carpet in designer duds and eye-catching high heels. You may choose fashion over function, but with April being Foot Health Awareness month, we want to highlight a few dangers of high heels.

Your feet are your foundation, and you only have one pair to last you a lifetime, so they are worth being cared for. Most of us go to an optometrist and a dentist to make sure our eyes and teeth are cared for. We should do the same for our feet. We can be proactive with our foot health by wearing shoes that are healthy for our feet.

The truth is, high heels can be downright risky to wear for long periods of time. Not only can your feet be affected, but high heels can take a toll on your entire body as well. Towering heels shift all of your body weight onto the balls of your feet, which places stress on the muscles, ligaments, and joints in your entire foot. Corns, calluses, blisters, hammertoes, and bunions can develop and/or be aggravated by wearing shoes that squish your toes. When weight is shifted like this and your feet are not properly supported and stabilized, your ankles, knees, hips and lower back all have to compensate for the misalignment. There is significant stretching and straining that occurs in your feet and other parts of your body when you wear high heels, which increases your risk of injury over time.

If you have been wearing high heels for years and are now paying the price, contact us for help. We can provide effective treatment to control the damage and alleviate your pain. Call Dr. Philip Pinsker in Washington, PA at (724) 225-7410 to make an appointment today.