Women's heels have gotten taller than Heidi Klum. The upshot: Foot pain is rampant. It's not just bankers who are getting rich in this economy. Foot doctors are doing fabulously, too, though somewhat to their dismay. As the average height of fashion heels has gone from 3 inches to 5 to 6 inches, women's visits to podiatrists for foot problems and toe woes have soared an estimated 75% in the past few years. Eight out of 10 women say their shoes are painful.
Richard M. Foster, DPM
Location and Office HoursHackensack Diabetic Foot & Wound Center
Hackensack, NJ 07601
- monday: 9:30AM - 4:30PM
- tuesday: 9:00AM - 7:30PM
- wednesday: 9:30AM - 4:30PM
- thursday: 9:00AM - 7:30PM
- Hackensack University Medical Center
- Holy Name Hospital
Do high heels increase the risk of foot problems?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
How is hindfoot arthritis diagnosed?
To diagnose hindfoot arthritis, the doctor will examine your foot and may ask you to walk so he or she can observe your gait. X-rays will help reveal any degenerative changes. Additional tests such as MRI may also be called for to help determine any other abnormalities or sources of pain.
What is calcaneal apophysitis?
Calcaneal apophysitis is a painful inflammation of the heel’s growth plate. It typically affects children between the ages of eight and 14 because their heel bone is not fully developed.
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