High-Heeled Women: How To Protect Your Feet

5 January 2015
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Women's fashion is many things, but comfortable is often not one of them. In no other arena is this more true than in the ladies' shoe department. Stylish stilettos and other high-heeled shoes may bring together your trendy outfit and make your legs look lovely and long, but they wreak havoc on your body, especially your feet. However, there are ways that you can help protect your foot health without sacrificing your love of fashionable shoes entirely. All you have to do is learn these methods, and your feet will be feeling better in no time. 

Get Any Foot Problems Or Growths Treated Properly

There has been a trend in recent years in cosmetic surgery to use the same injectable fillers used to get rid of wrinkles and plump up lips to add cushion and aesthetic appeal to the feet. However, these injections do not actually serve their purpose properly and can result in more foot pain and trouble down the road. 

Instead, if you begin to experience problems such as corns, calluses, or perpetual foot pain that will not subside, go to a podiatrist right away for treatment. Corns and calluses can be surgically removed easily and safely. Additionally, your podiatrist can run diagnostic tests to detect and treat any other foot troubles you may have developed.

Use Cushioned Insoles

While cushioned insoles may not scream style or fashion to you, they will protect your feet while you wear this year's designer shoes. So, invest in comfortable, cushioned insoles that you can insert in all of your high-heeled shoes. 

If you begin wearing insoles, you will notice immediate improvement in your overall foot condition and comfort. Prolonged use of these insoles may actually correct or counteract any painful foot conditions you may have developed. Imagine wearing stylish heels without hard uncomfortable calluses on your feet. What a world!

Give Your Feet A Break Once In A While

While you do not have to give up your high heels completely to maintain your foot health and keep your podiatrist happy, you should give your feet a rest from the daily wear and tear your high heels put on your feet. So, one or two days a week, wear sneakers or other such comfortable shoes to give your feet a chance to recover. 

Even a few days a week may seem like a stretch for you if you are a shoe fanatic. So, if this is too much, at least try to wear lower heels or stylish flats a few days a week. They will have the same benefits of sneakers in that they allow your feet and ankles to stretch and rest in their natural position and state. 

If you follow these simple guidelines, you will be able to protect your feet without sacrificing your love of shoes and fashion. Just give them a try and you will be more comfortable in no time. For more information, take a look at websites like http://www.advancedfootclinic.org.