High Heels Often the Culprit

October 2008
USA Today Magazine;Oct2008, Vol. 137 Issue 2761, p4
The article offers information on foot problems. These problems are common in women since years of frequent high-heel wear can damage tendons in the heel permanently. Blisters are caused by the friction of shoes over the skin and they should not be popped. Bunions are misaligned big toe joints where the big toe slants toward the second toe and they can become swollen and tender if aggravated by tight shoes. To relieve bunions, wear wider shoes and use cushion pads or shoe inserts.


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