The higher the heel, the closer to God, I say. My husband (an orthopedic surgeon), on the other hand, says the solution to high heel pain is to not wear them.
I’m keeping my heels. But, I’m considering a new husband.
Let's face it—my telling you not to wear heels won't convince you to stop (I wouldn't listen to me say that either), but how can you do so comfortably—and safely? As an ER doctor, I’ve treated many women with high heel-related injuries—including one who fell after getting her heel caught in cobblestones. In fact, a recent study showed that ER visits for injuries caused by heels have doubled since 2002, leading to foot and ankle sprains, fractures and other injuries.
So, there are fashion emergencies, and fashion “emergencies.” Darling, I don’t want you to be either one, which is why I'd never tell you to avoid heels. However, I won't wear heels that hurt, and you don't have to either.
Before you buy
Even fairy godmothers can’t make every glass slipper comfortable (note that Cinderella had ditched hers before the end of the night). So, choosing the right shoes is crucial. Here’s what to look for:
After you buy
Before I wear my heels, I always make a few minor adjustments:
Keep your feet in shoe-shape
Because it’s all about the legs, ‘bout the legs. Having strong legs improves your balance and decreases your chance of falling or developing knee and lower back pain. If you’re a regular heel-wearer, make these exercises a part of your workout routine:
Stretch It Out - after a long day in heels, do a few stretches to restore your muscles.
Sore heels and calves: If you experience heel pain after a long day in heels, it’s probably due to a stiff calf muscle.
Foot Pain: If you feel sharp, tingling pain in your foot, it may be the start of plantar fasciitis, which can be caused by ill-fitting shoes.
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