If you love walking as on the catwalk while men admire your graceful figure, finding that last pair of Louboutins on sale for 30% off, or feeling extra feminine and powerful in your 10-inch heels when you haven’t had the best day, we might have some bad news for you.
You may look beautiful and everyone will thank you for enlightening their day with your presence, but your feet definitely won’t.
Problems with soreness or pain are not limited just to women who wear high heels – or to women at all. But don’t worry, there is a solution, and it’s not as complicated as it may seem at first.
Why are feet so important?
Being the part of your body that is not visible all the time nor accessed as easily as the hands or face, feet tend to create problems that aren’t seen right away. They must endure a lot, so every time you jog, run, exercise, stand or even walk, you put pressure on your feet.
Getting less blood than other extremities, they tend to create some difficulties. Experts mention athlete’s foot, clavus and other fungi-based infections solved with creams and treatment, but there’s more. If you wear inadequate shoes, are slightly overweight, walk/stand a lot or have medical history, you are likely to feel feet pain.
Don’t panic and be sure to pay a visit to your doctor.
What do heels have to do with it?
As they take the first “hit” when walking, heels experience maximum pressure and, consequently, problems. Pain can transfer from your heel to arms, chest or head. You may not even realize where the headache that’s stopping you from functioning normally is coming from, and it’s originating in your heels.
However, you can help yourself rather easily. Doctors suggest a lost of rest and exercises you can apply to your specific case. Be sure not to transfer all your weight on a sore heel or lean on it. Stretch a lot, don’t wear high heels all the time, take painkillers, buy new footwear or heel cushions, and be patient.
The pain should pass after a while, but if nothing helps and it still hurts too much, contact heel pain treatment experts. They deal with these situations every day and will surely help you. They know what to do and your pain will be forgotten in no time.
What about all the Carrie Bradshaws of the world?
If you just can’t go a day without high heels and wouldn’t give them up for anything, there are tricks that can make your life better. You should stretch, train and relax your legs and focus on problematic areas, such as calves and ankles.
Half an hour of daily exercise will make you feel good, and you’ll be able to walk painlessly again. Also, try to keep your posture and balance, and your back and legs will appreciate it.
Finally, just give yourselves some time away from heels. Remember how comfortable slippers and sneakers are? And bare feet? Priceless!
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