One of the most common foot problems Dr. Jane Pontious sees when she works with women on a day-to-day basis is “crushed” toes from shoes that are too narrow. When one’s toes are repeatedly shoved together in pointy-toed heels, the damage to their feet starts to surface in the form of bunions, hammertoes, muscle imbalances, and even nerve damage.
|Dr. Jane Pontious
“I always tell patients to look at the front of your foot and at the shape of it, and at the shoe that you’re buying,” says Pontious. “If it’s coming to a point like a pump, remember that your toes are being pushed in from both sides, and eventually those toes are going to have problems because of it.”
Source: Clare Varellas, Reader's Digest
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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