Women are more vulnerable to certain foot problems than men. This is mainly from years of walking in narrow-fitting shoes that squeeze the toes and from high-heels that cramp the forefoot and pose risks for arch and ankle problems. Women of all ages find it difficult to resist a beautiful pair of shoes available at a good price even if it is a size smaller or terribly uncomfortable.

Women love the way heels make them look despite how their feet may feel at the end of a long day.  High heels make your legs look slender, long and tight. Over time however, your feet become wider and longer and the natural padding under your heel and forefoot thins. Years of standing and walking flatten your arches and stiffen your feet and ankles. When you wear high heels — shoes with a heel 2 inches or higher — your foot slides forward in your shoe, redistributing your weight, creating unnatural pressure points and throwing your body’s natural alignment out of whack.

Wearing heels changes the posture as your chest goes forward and the buttocks upwards. All this has an amazing effect on your body but do you know heels can badly affect your health? Research has shown that prolonged wearing of high heels can cause serious problems.

Foot problems in women are caused by extended periods of wearing high heels. Continually bending of the toes, due to wearing of high heels for long hours, in a position, which is unnatural, can result in variety of ailments such as damage to leg tendons, shortening of calf muscles or ingrown toenails.

A number of problems occurring simultaneously are due to the increased pressure that high heels put on the ball of your feet. The higher the heel is, the greater the damages on your back and knees.

SOLE THERAPY bridges the gap between fashion and foot function. We want you to look and feel great. Here at SOLE THERAPY we make slim comfort driven orthoses that can fit into your slim or high-heeled shoes. With our expert advice we can help you put your body back into alignment without having to jeopardise fashion. We want you to look and feel great from the sole up.

Come and see us for an individualised posture and biomechanical assessment and improve your foot comfort today. You can now book online at www.soletherapy.com.au

"Love your body from the sole up"

Nicole Reilly