What High Heels are doing to your Feet

Most high heels are uncomfortable. Even your best pair will leave your feet aching after a couple hours. Sure, beauty is pain, but wearing high heels all day every day can cause serious foot problems:

  • Bunions
  • Hammer toes
  • Ingrown nails
  • Nerve pain
  • Achilles Problems
  • Blisters
  • Many more!

SOLE THERAPY’S TOP TIPS FOR HIGH HEEL WEARING

- Go wider and shorter

  • Lower and wider heels provide more stability
  • Wider at the front takes pressure off the toes

- Ankle straps

  • Provide more support and prevent ankle sprains

- Minimise heel wearing time

  • Try and keep high heel wearing to 20% of the time
  • Take a pair of sneakers for walking around the office or to/from work

- Regular foot stretching and strengthening!

  • Ask your SOLE THERAPY podiatrist about exercises to prevent pain from high heel wearing and keep your feet happy

Words from one of our Podiatrist's 

DR VICTORIA KOKOTATSIOS

(PODIATRIST)