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We use our feet the most and probably think about them least, unless it’s pedicure time or when they start hurting. And nobody likes it when their feet hurt. Texas-based podiatrist Dr. Roderick Hunter wants to help you reclaim your feet and give them the love and support they deserve so they can support you in all you want to do. Here’s some tips and information on keeping your feet happy.

WHY ARE HIGH HEELS ARE ACTUALLY BAD FOR YOUR FEET?

Some of the main reasons that high heels are actually bad for your feet are that they do not allow for equal distribution of weight depending on the heel height.  This can lead to shortening of the Achilles tendon which is technically causing equinus deformity which causes your heel to be forced up and puts extra weight on the forefoot.  Over time, this can lead to hammertoe formation and bunion formation which may necessitate surgical treatment to correct.

ARE THERE CERTAIN TYPES OF HEELS THAT ARE BETTER FOR YOUR FEET THAN OTHERS?

If an individual really felt the need to wear high heels, I would recommend a lower heel or a wedge instead of a higher heel. Again, the higher the heel, the more pressure that you put on the forefoot and the shorter you potentially make your Achilles tendon.

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