- If you wear heels over 2 inches high, save them for posing (at that office party), not walking around, and travel with a pair of flats to keep your feet healthy.
- In love with toe pinchers? Buy them a half or full size larger than usual. Add heel liners to take pressure off the toes.
- Look for shoes with open toes so your little guys can stretch and breathe.
- If you begin to have symptoms such as aching arches, tingling or pain in the balls of your feet, or low back pain, go to a foot doctor for an assessment and a shoe store for a pair of well-padded, good fitting, walking shoes.
David M. Grace, DPM
Location and Office HoursFoot & Ankle Care of Frederick
Frederick, MD 21703
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How can I protect my feet if I wear high heels?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredIf you wear high heels, protect your feet and overall health with the following foot-friendly tips:
What medications help treat Achilles tendon problems?
You can use medicine to relieve pain from Achilles tendinopathy or an Achilles tendon rupture. The medicine may be prescription or nonprescription. Be safe with medicines. Read and follow all instructions on the label.
- Acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) can relieve pain.
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are also often used to treat pain. But most tendon problems don't involve inflammation, so NSAIDs usually aren't needed. These drugs include ibuprofen (such as Advil and Motrin) and naproxen (such as Aleve).
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