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High Heels Health

Foot Surgery or Arch Supports?

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 12.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

Should I have foot surgery or try an arch support that is the question? Is it better to have foot surgery on foot problems such as a bunion deformity,...

Morton's Neuroma

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 11.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Morton's neuroma is a benign, painful condition usually affecting middle-aged women who walk in narrow shoes (Figure 1). The pain is felt in the front...

5 Ways Your Clothes Are Killing You

Tom Casano | Posted 09.15.2016 | Style
Tom Casano

Trends are temporary. We are only given one body. Don't trade in your health for the sake of a killer outfit.

How to Avoid New Year's Eve High Heel Hell

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 12.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

If you're wearing high heels on New Years, chances are your feet won't be celebrating. Rather, your feet will be experiencing high heel hell. Hours of partying in stilettos can cause all sorts of foot problems and pains throughout night, as well as lead to a high heel hangover the following day.

Your Shoes Are an Unstable Foundation

Alex Charfen | Posted 12.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Alex Charfen

Humans never developed a biological need for running shoes nor heel drops. So we have to ask ourselves: What could they be doing to our physiology?

7 Ways to Look Killer in Heels -- Without Killing Your Feet

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 07.15.2016 | Women
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

The higher the heel, the closer to God, I say. My husband (an orthopedic surgeon), on the other hand, says the solution to high heel pain is to not wear them. I'm keeping my heels. But, I'm considering a new husband.

What High Heels Are Really Doing To Your Body

Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living

By Barbara Stepko Leave it to the French: A controversy was stirred up at this year’s Cannes Film Festival last week when women were reportedly t...

Women Are Growing Tired of Conforming to Men's Standards

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.30.2016 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Many women like how they look in heels. They shouldn't be made to feel as if they're abandoning the feminist cause, or kowtowing to the patriarchy if they choose to wear them. It's possible to want to wear high heels and also want equality in the workplace at the same time.

Foot Health Facts: The Pump Bump

Sue Carswell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Carswell

I have a deformity. It's called Haglund's. One typically gets it from wearing too many high heels over the years, thus earning it's nickname, "the pump bump." In my life, I've probably worn one Prada high heel. Non-plural.

Mule-ing it Over: High Heels and the Law

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 01.04.2015 | Style
Stacy Slotnick

Women's fashion choices are rarely motivated by reason. Each time we put on a shoe, a belt, or a cocktail ring, we hope our attire and outward appearance can have a transformative effect on our inner mood.

Cyber Monday Means Let Your Fingers Do the Walking, Not Your Feet

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 02.01.2014 | Style
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

No matter what type of foot problem you may have, when you place arch supports in your sandals, high heels or running shoes your foot will automatically become more supported, comfortable and improve the wear pattern of your shoes.

INFOGRAPHIC: What High Heels Are Actually Doing To Your Feet

Posted 06.27.2013 | Style

We've all read the scary reports and medical studies that tell us how much our high heels are hurting us. (To which we usually respond: Thanks, doctor...

Don't Do the Scooby Doo!

Eddie Parsons | Posted 06.12.2013 | Style
Eddie Parsons

Wearing shoes that are comfortable and fashionable is not a lofty goal. Try going up a size and adding supports. Resist falling prey to a great sale but the wrong size. Take care of your feet or do the rest of us a favor and cover up if you don't have the time.

Bring Your Own Stilettos (BYOS) Exercise Class

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

As a surgeon who performs bunionplasty surgery to help women return to high heels and pointy-toed shoes, I can only encourage women to consider exercise programs that are aimed at strengthening the feet and legs.

Avoid a High Heel Foot Makeover

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

I see many high heel-created foot problems that go on to surgery. Bunionplasty from high heels are common. I can tell you that getting your feet strong is the first step at putting off or preventing a high heel foot makeover.

Are Foot Tattoos Sexy?

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 11.18.2012 | Style
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Some women consider the foot tattoo the ultimate shoe accessory as they continue their hunt for the perfect shoe. Many say they are just plain sexy. Others regret them and want them removed. Wacky and bad taste tats also find their way onto the foot.

Six Inches of Hell: This Season's Heel

Joanna Popper | Posted 11.11.2012 | Style
Joanna Popper

My legs looked ah-mazing. I could walk. Kinda. I towered over the gorgeous Lenny Kravitz-lookalike shoe salesman. My legs looked great, six inches was the only heel available and I was there to spend. Maybe shoes aren't really for mobility. I got them all.

The High Heel Foot Fracture: A Real Injury

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

The midfoot arch is particularly susceptible to injury when wearing high heels. The foot is not designed to function in this position, so when one trips or falls in high heels there can be excessive force placed on the midfoot, causing it to break or dislocate.

Are High Heels Bad For Your Health?

Posted 06.14.2012 | Healthy Living

By Cathy Zhu A pair of 5-inch stilettos can add the finishing touch to any outfit. After all, aren't Louboutins and Manolos a girl's best friend? B...

How High Heels Ruined My Feet (And I'm Only 24)

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

I was a strange breed in high school. While most of my classmates cruised the halls in their Hollister jeans and Birkenstocks, my girlfriends and I wo...

How High Heels Ruined My Feet (And I'm Only 24)

Alicia Ciccone | Posted 06.30.2012 | Style
Alicia Ciccone

While most of my high school classmates cruised the halls in Birkenstocks, I wore black trousers, pretty blouses and dressy heels -- every day. But midway through high school, my feet started to slow me down.

Tight Ties, Killer Heels: Clothes Make The Fashion Victims

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 02.21.2012 | Women

Baila Steinman first noticed the numbness in her leg on a trip to Israel in December. "From the knee to the pelvis, it was numb to the point of being ...

Another Study Confirms The Inconvenient Truths Of High Heels

The Huffington Post | Marielle Bingham | Posted 08.13.2012 | Style

Evidence has confirmed what women have already known for years: uber-high heels are not only painful to wear, but also a hazard to your health. In oth...

Is it Responsible to Wear High Heels While Pregnant?

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 11.08.2011 | Parents
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

The main concern with wearing high heels while pregnant is the risk of falling and injuring the mother and/or the unborn baby. Heel-associated falls are a real risk when not pregnant, so the risk exists with pregnancy.

High Heels And Kids: A Healthy Mix?

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 10.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

From a medical point of view, there is a specific concern with young girls wearing high heels and pointy-toed shoes because their bones are more malleable and can be structurally deformed as they grow.