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4 Tips to Ease Pain While Wearing High Heels

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Most women have worn heels at least once in their life. For some, it’s a daily fashion statement and others wear only special events. Regardless they can be extremely uncomfortable if not the right fit, height, size or worn too long. They can affect your entire body from your spine down to your toes. Posture can be greatly affected because a women’s center of gravity in a heel is pushed forward, forcing the hips and spine out of alignment. This causes extra tension and can lead to pain. We found that there are some simple tips to help ease the pain before it gets too out of control.

  1. Choose a shorter and thicker heel if possible. It will help with support and balance of the ankle and eliminate extra stress on the foot.
  2. Take a break, kick off your heels, stretch and rotate your feet throughout the day. Stretching will help with the Achilles tendon and calf muscles.
  3. Choose a heel with a good supportive sole or use an insert to help cushion and support the foot.
  4. Make sure you are wearing the right size and educate yourself on your foot type. If you are unsure

For more information regarding pain related to wearing high heels please contact your local Healthsource office (888) 977-6734.