“I see women more often than men with bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, and ankle sprains,” Damian Roussel, DPM, a podiatrist at The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, tells SheKnows. “Bunions, hammertoes, and neuromas, in particular, are usually caused or made worse by wearing high heels since this causes weight to transfer to the front of the foot and the ball of the foot to squeeze. Ankle sprains are also often the result of ankle instability from the lack of support a heel provides.”
|Dr. Damian Roussel
“Many women are balancing work, motherhood, and family life; so they are on their feet a lot, especially when they have jobs that require a lot of standing — which is made worse if the job requires them to also wear dress shoes,” Roussel says.
Source: Caitlin Flynn, SheKnows [2/16/19]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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