Tips for wearing high heels

Wearing super-high heels over extended periods of time can cause painful bunions, hammertoes, ingrown toenails and Morton’s neuroma, a nerve irritation in the ball of the foot. For those who insist on wearing heels, Dr. Marc Katz offers these tips:
• Switch out heels for running shoes when walking longer distances.
• Choose a square toe shoe over a pointed narrow one. Open-toed shoes are also preferred over closed-toe styles.
• Reduce heels by even an inch to reduce pressure on the ball of the foot.
• Select thicker, more stable heels.
• Walk barefoot regularly to stretch the leg muscles.

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