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Are High Heels & Pointed Toe Box A Real Nuisance?
Shoes with high heels and narrow toe box are usually worn out of fashion craze, more than any other observable benefit or feature that this class of footwear has to offer. And, the major victims? Yes, the weaker sex that has ever gone stronger on selecting this type of footwear for wherever they are, but at their residence. You give them a yard, and they’ll take a mile on this.
With consistent usage of these shoes, which have been labelled by the foot and ankle experts as being “notorious” and “unfavorable” beyond a few hours at a stretch, the toes and the frontal foot zone are pushed at the receiving end while extra-high heels (bearing length of 2 inches or more) cause the heels to suffer. Both the “style ingredients”, i.e. high heels and narrow toe box are regarded by the podiatrist fraternity world over as being more or less tormenting factors, responsible for giving rise to or aggravating present foot conditions to a significant extent. Fashion requirements aside, feet are naturally designed such that they loathe tapering cuts fixed on sky-high platforms.
Problems Created By The Highly Fashionable Footwear
Listing the potential issues faced while using footgear that is high on vogue, but ends up as a rogue several can be pointed out that the user eventually confronts at some point in their life.
- Foot Pain is the first major outcome of high heels that cause you to walk with your weight on the balls of your feet, instead of being distributed evenly all along your foot. Shoe heels higher than 2 inches can put pressure on this frontal area which is seven times higher than when flats are being worn. When your weight is toward your toes and your feet are crammed into tight shoes too often, you can acquire inflammation in other joints in your foot and also develop a neuroma, a painful swelling on a nerve between your toes. A typical neuroma that occurs between your 3rd and 4th toes is much more likely to develop in women than in men.
- Muscle & Joint Pain usually arise out of tightness in your calves from these shoes type. Excessive use can also put you at risk of having knee problems, lower-back pain, and even neck and shoulder pain. Additionally, with a long history of wearing high heels, a woman’s Achilles tendon may become so shortened that it eventually becomes impossible for her to wear flats in times ahead.
- Bunion is a painful condition caused by a bony bump at the head of the first metatarsal, beside the big toe. They can often cause problems for women trying to fit into pointy stylish shoes. As the bunion worsens it can become painful when walking regardless of the type of shoes worn. Orthotic devices can help slow the progression of a bunion and relieve pain, but once a painful bunion has formed, surgery is often the only treatment that is effective against it.
- Hammertoe is a condition where the toe no longer lies straight but is bent in a claw or hammer-like crooked condition. Toes, generally from 2nd to 4th, can become contracted and the “knuckles” become very prominent and painful. Over time and with the frequent wearing of stylish shoes the pain can become intolerable. Often corns tend to form over these prominent knuckles to protect the bone underneath. Corns can become very painful, sometimes causing redness and irritation of the surrounding skin when wearing high-heeled shoes.
- Bunionette is a bony bump near the pinky toe that is often very painful in dressy shoes. This is the same as a regular bunion, also known as a Tailor’s bunion, but only on the other side of the foot. If large enough, it can prevent the wearing of certain types of shoes comfortably. Once the pinky bunion (bunionette) turns severe enough, surgical treatment is often employed.
- Corns & Calluses are thick, dead skin usually found in areas of bony prominences and/or areas of pressure. Corns and calluses that are generally found on the toes and on the bottom of the foot, respectively, can be caused by pressure and friction in areas where skin lies over prominent bony areas. This can be especially painful when wearing high-heeled shoes while having a deformity such as a bunion or hammertoe. The formation of a corn or callus is basically your body’s natural way of protecting the prominent bony area under the skin from irritation and inflammation.
The Associated Symptoms Of High Heel Foot Deformity
- Pain at the bunion region, ball of the foot and/or directly on the toes
- Inability to wear one’s favorite shoes or be active sportively
- Improve the physical appearance of the deformed foot cosmetically
The Diagnostic Procedure High Heel foot Deformity
An experienced foot and ankle specialist would be able to employ the latest diagnostic methodologies that include the following:
- A Thorough Medical History for careful decision-making
- A Detailed Physical Examination for general assessment and confirming the deformed structure(s)
- Imaging Techniques developed to serve the very purpose of acquiring precision, accuracy and reliability that include:
- CT Scans
- MRI Scans
The Modification Process
For a complete foot makeover, which is our signature surgical treatment, foot facelift or foot cosmetic surgery is carried out by expert orthopedic surgeons. It combines our bunion procedure, pinky bunion procedure and all toe procedures performed simultaneously to completely re-make or revamp your feet.
Advfas has refined these procedures so that all scars are as inconspicuous as possible as well as the shortest recovery time possible. Most patients are able to walk immediately following surgery and find themselves back into their favorite sneakers by 4-5 weeks. At 6-8 weeks, most patients can wear their stylish shoes again and are fully recovered.
The cosmetic or facelift foot surgery procedures offered at our facility include:
- Cinderella Foot Surgery, a cosmetic foot procedure designed to improve the function, relieve chronic pain and treat deformities of the foot
- Toe Shortening, a process of shortening or trimming the long toes surgically to impart the foot cosmetic appearance
- Toe Straightening, a process of straightening out the bent or crooked toes surgically as in hammertoes
- Toe Slimming, a procedure that involves slimming of the tips of the toes where fatty deposits may cause them to look uneven and unattractive
- Removing Lumps, Bumps & Corns in the foot and ankle are quite common while often diagnosed as a soft tissue mass, corn or bursa
- Foot Narrowing, performed for patients complaining of wide feet and often experiencing discomfort in shoes because of the width of their feet; patients are better able to fit into their shoes following the procedure
- Bunion Surgery, removing the bunion as a common cosmetic foot surgery procedure that often makes it difficult to wear pointed shoes and can cause pain during walking, in severe cases
- Filler Procedures For Loss Of Foot Fat Pad, a process to replenish the important fat deposit beneath the heel and ball of the foot that provides as a natural cushion or shock-absorber against sharp falls and landings
The Preventive Measures Of High Heel Foot Deformity
If pain-free and pretty feet are your goal, it begins with the correct choice of footwear. Your shoe shopping checklist should comply with the following requirements:
- Measure your shoes up to the longest toe, being sure that you retain space of at least a thumb’s width at the end of the shoe near the Achilles tendon.
- Always buy shoes in the warm afternoon hours, as our feet tend to swell as the day progresses.
- Always check your feet for blisters that can form from improperly fit shoes.
- For the sake of fashion never squeeze your foot into a shoe.
- Shop for shoes in accordance with the type of sock or stocking that you plan to wear with them.
- Don’t buy shoes only by the size marked since each shoe designer will fit differently.
- Never buy shoes hoping they will stretch with wear, but they often won’t.
- Your podiatrist would suggest you to choose shoes with a wide heel that offers good stability.
- Walk around in your new shoes to be sure they fit to your best comfort level.
- Have your foot measured each time you buy a new pair of shoes, as our foot size tends to change as with advancing age.
- For everyday use, shoes with heels that are an inch to one-and-a-half-inch are absolutely fine.
- Even if higher heels are inevitable, limit wearing them to a few hours occasionally, such as at an evening event or a wedding party.
- Always massage your feet and stretch them out, and give your calves a nice long stretch after putting off the shoes.
- Regardless of heels or not, always rotate your daily-wear shoes so that the same pair is not worn routinely, ensuring that your feet and calves are moving in different positions every time.