High heel shoes. Most women have them in their closets, and they are seen as an essential part of a career woman’s wardrobe. High heel shoes can enhance the way that a woman looks and can give that professional aura that is desired by so many women out there. High heels can make the wearer look a lot taller and enhance the look of the butt by tightening those muscles. All of these advantages can not erase the fact that it is very difficult to wear this kind of footwear. High heel pain is not the only problem that has been linked with wearing this kind of shoe. Neuromas, hammer toes, bunions, metatarsalgia, Achilles tendonitis, and corns are just a few of the foot ailments that have been linked to wearing high heels. To stop wearing high heels would be the most effective way of preventing these problems, but since that would be out of the question for most women, then we have to look for alternatives.
Some young girls today might start to complain about the pain that they feel in their heel and foot and think that it is caused by the exercise that they do or some other activity. They may not realize that it is the kind of shoe that they are wearing to work that is causing the pain. That kind of complaint should not be ignored and should be recognized for what it is right away. If you allow the pain to continue untreated then that might result in something more serious in the future. If you can not avoid or you do not want to avoid wearing high heeled shoes then here are some tips that you can keep in mind that will help you in avoiding high heel pain:
Shoes That Fit- Wearing high heeled shoes can affect your posture and the relationship of your knees to your feet. It can alter the way that you walk, as any woman who has worn high heeled shoes will tell you. You can’t do anything about that, but you can lessen its effects by ensuring that you buy shoes that fit you. Most women buy shoes that are at least half a size smaller than their real size.
2. A good way of ensuring that you will not have any problem with your shoe size is by wearing a larger size than what you think you need. Another problem that you have to overcome is buying shoes that are a narrower than what you need.
3. The time of day when you buy your shoes can be pretty important as well. It is a good idea to do your shopping in the afternoon or in the evening because that would be the time when the effects of swelling on your feet would be most evident.
4. Avoid pointed toes when buying high heeled shoes.
5. Silicon sleeves can offer protection if you have bunions or hammertoes. Just be sure that your shoe will have enough room to accommodate the sleeve.
6. Don’t buy anything with more than three inches on the heels. Anything over that will be pure torture and increase the risk of injury to your feet and back.