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According to an analysis by popular shopping site Gilt, shoppers residing in the Sunshine State of Florida wear the highest heels in the nation; followed by Nevada and Arkansas. While the heels-loving women of these states may all agree that wearing high heels makes their feet attractive, there are a few tips they can follow to help keep their feet healthy while still looking good. Women who are interested in maintaining height in their heels should choose a style with a gradual incline that isn’t too steep. To avoid burning pain between the toes, wear shoes with a wider toe box to give your toes some space. Shoes with cushioning in the soles will help absorb the impact of your foot striking the ground, preventing some of the shock from reaching your knees. Stretches such as heel raises and toe stretches can help prevent pain in the foot.

While high heels are very fashionable, they can detrimentally affect the feet. To learn more, consult with Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn will provide you with the foot and ankle information you seek.

Effects of High Heels on the Feet

High heels are popular shoes among women because they are associated with femininity.  Despite their appeal, they can cause many health problems if worn too frequently.

What parts my body will be affected by high heels?

  • Ankle Joints
  • Achilles Tendon – may shorten and stiffen with prolonged wear
  • Balls of the Feet
  • Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
  • Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain.  Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.

What kinds of foot problems can develop from wearing high heels?

  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Hammertoe
  • Bunions
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis

How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health?

 If you want to wear high heeled shoes, make sure that you are not wearing them every day, as this will help prevent long term physical problems.  Try wearing thicker heels as opposed to stilettos to distribute weight more evenly across the feet. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Not letting her injury slow her down! Madonna hit the gym on crutches after suffering from a dancing injuryMadonna hit the gym on crutches this week so that she could work out in spite of her foot injury, which she sustained recently while dancing in high heels. She posted a photo on Instagram of herself flexing her hurt leg with the caption “Inventing a new workout on crutches! Waking up new Neuro transmitters is always fun! #nothingcanstopme.” According to her spokesperson, Madonna’s heels caused to her to bruise a bone in her foot. The pop star expects to be off her crutches in a week’s time.

The painful effects of high heels can sometimes outweigh their fashionable benefits. If you commonly wear high heels and you’re concerned about the consequences, consult a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn can take a look at your feet to determine if there is any temporary or permanent damage.

Effects of High Heels on the Feet

High heels are popular shoes among women because they are associated with femininity.  Despite their appeal, they can cause many health problems if worn too frequently.

What parts my body will be affected by high heels?

  • Ankle Joints
  • Achilles Tendon – may shorten and stiffen with prolonged wear
  • Balls of the Feet
  • Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
  • Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain.  Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.

What kinds of foot problems can develop from wearing high heels?

  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Hammertoe
  • Bunions
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis

How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health?

 If you want to wear high heeled shoes, make sure that you are not wearing them every day, as this will help prevent long term physical problems.  Try wearing thicker heels as opposed to stilettos to distribute weight more evenly across the feet.  Always make sure you are wearing the proper shoes for the right occasion, such as sneakers for exercising.  If you walk to work, try carrying your heels with you and changing into them once you arrive at work. 

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Description: Wearing high heels can damage your feetSarah Jessica Parker, a popular actress from the successful show Sex and the City, has recently said to numerous media outlets that she will only wear high heels as celebrity appearances due to serious foot problems she has enduring from them. Research has recently shown that high heels can cause serious damage in a woman’s feet.

According to foot expert Jacqueline Ramsay of Corporate Chiropody, the constant wearing of high heels as well as the sudden switch from this type of footwear to flats can cause serious damage to one’s tendons and possibly the emergence of hammertoes. “Hammer toes result from shoes that don’t fit properly or a muscle imbalance, usually in combination with other factors” said Ramsay. The best possible solution for women who are persistent wearers of high heels is to not switch suddenly to wearing flats but gradually train the feet to wear wedges.

If wearing high heels have been giving your foot or ankle pain and have been causing problems as a result, you should seek the aid of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A who can determine the cause of your pain as well as provide appropriate treatment options for you.

Effects of High Heels on the Feet

High heels are popular shoes among women because they are associated with femininity.  Despite their appeal, they can cause many health problems if worn too frequently.

What parts of my body will be affected by high heels?

· Achilles Tendon 
· Balls of the Feet
· Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them

What kinds of foot problems can develop from wearing high heels?

· Corns
· Calluses
· Plantar Fasciitis

To learn more about the Effects of High Heels on the Feet follow this link.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Description: Several people are looking forward to put away their winter boots and shoes, with the warming weather this time of year. Most of us find ourselves shopping for spring sandals and footwear that fit our feet well.

However, shoes retailers sell can be dangerous for some shoe-goers; causing problems like tendon injuries and foot pain. In the spring people should always wear as well as look for a shoe that has a two-inch platform and no more than a three-inch heel, according to Kenneth Leavitt, chief of podiatric medicine at New England Baptist Hopsital. “Flat shoes stress the Achilles tendon and cause extensive pronation or flattening of the feet,” Leavitt explained. “Surgery is sometimes warranted for severe, chronic foot pain to fix it.”

It is important that the proper shoes are worn for protection against pain and discomfort. A podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. can make recommendations and help you with any foot pain you might have experienced from wearing ill-fitting footwear.

The Importance of Proper Foot Support

Walking is an everyday function for both men and women, and in order to keep your body’s balance in order, you are going to need shoes that provide the proper kinds of support. 

Poor foot support can cause pain and discomfort in the lower back, hips, knees, neck and shoulder. It also can lead to emotional stress, and physiological changes in the body. In order to avoid these problems, you must have proper foot support.

The arch is the most important part of the foot, which is where most of the support and balance of your feet lies. The arch of your foot varies in height, and as you age, this height can change. Proper foot support will help musculoskeletal issues, which causes inactivity or disability.

Shoes to Consider:

- Good heel and arch support
- Have proper length and width for your feet
- Avoid tight/cramped shoes
- Have many eyelets –will give feet better support when the laces are tied

To learn more about proper foot support, please follow link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, which is located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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By gary@michaelwynndpm.com
March 28, 2013
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Flat Feet   High Heel Pain   Foot Care  

According to writer Raliat-Ahmed-Tusuf of Leadership.ng women wear high heels to boost their confidence, make their legs look longer and sexier , and or to make them more stylish. But according to a study wearing these high heels can damage the feet. The result can lead to flat feet where the inside of the foot is flattened, allowing the foot to touch the floor entirely when standing up. Dr. Adeyemi Ajibade, an orthopedic surgeon, explains that “the damage that high heels can cause to the bone structure is drastic, because without the right position while walking in heels apart from looking odd, they damage the spine and knees.

Although wearing high heels is fashionable to many women; it is show to have its disadvantages as well. If you think you have flat feet you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn will diagnose any foot conditions you may have as well as provide you with a range of treatment options.

What are Flat Feet?

Conditions & Problems:

Having flat feet makes it difficult to run or walk because of the stress placed on the ankles.

Alignment – The general alignment of your legs can be disrupted, because the ankles move inward which can cause major discomfort.

Knees – if you have complications with your knees, flat feet can be a contributor to arthritis in that area.  

Symptoms:

  • Pain around the heel or arch area.
  • Trouble standing on the tip toe.
  • Swelling around the inside of the ankle.
  • Flat look to one or both feet.
  • Having your shoes feel uneven when worn.

For more information on the treatment of flat feet, visit our link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, which is located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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