Monday, February 15, 2016

Wearing High Heels Painlessly

It is no secret that I love high heeled shoes. But the pain that comes along with wearing them? Not so much. You can imagine my delight when I ran across an article from Who What Wear.

Who What Wear states the taping your 3rd and 4th toes together can alleviate pain when wearing high heels. Why? There is a nerve that runs between the 3rd and 4th toes, and taping these toes together removes the strain on this nerve. 
Sounds too good to be true? I felt compelled to do more research. The name for this condition is Morton's Neuroma. According to, Morton’s Neuroma. is a common foot problem associated with pain, swelling and/or an inflammation of a nerve, usually at the ball-of-the-foot between the 3rd and 4th toes.Wearing high heels regularly can aggravate this condition.

According to Vinod Panchbavi, MD writing for excessive loading on the front of the foot can cause neuroma to develop. 
In addition to taping the 3rd and 4th to together, according to WebMD and the American Podiatric Association, “Cushion, cushion, cushion”. Cushioning can relive pain on the ball of the foot and prevent damage. It is also interesting to note, the as we age, we loose fatty deposits on the bottom of our foot, which makes cushioning all the more necessary. 
You better believe I am going to tape my toes and put some cushion inserts on my favorite high heels and see how it works!  Please feel free to comment on this and let us all know your results!


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