Stylish Shoes Can Prove to Be a Health Hazard

High heels shoesMany people sacrifice parts of their bodies to stay trendy in fashion, including their health. Rheumatologist Dr. Sukanya Pachaidee, who has seen patients suffer from these trends, says “they may have shoulder problems from carrying a large or heavy handbag, or ankle tendinitis from pressure caused by too-high heels.”

Pachaidee also said that wearing shoes that are too tight or pointy may cause early osteoarthritis, bunions, and fungal infections. As for those who want to remain in the trends, practice physician Dr. Stephanie Haridopolos, who regularly wears heels, advises to “use common sense.”

When working or engaged in daily activity, it is important to select good shoes. If you are experiencing any pain or injuries, consulting a podiatrist like Dr. Bruce G. Greenfield DPM of Greenfield Podiatry is highly recommended.  Dr. Greenfield can treat your injury and provide you with the knowledge you need to keep your feet healthy at work.

Working on Your Feet

Standing on your feet for long periods of time can cause stress and pain in your feet. Your whole body may experience change in terms of posture, back pain, bunions, callouses and or plantar warts. There are ways to avoid these conditions by:

Positive Changes

Negative heeled shoe – choosing this shoe places the heel slightly lower than the ball of the foot.

Go barefoot – our feet were not designed to be enclosed for hours, or all day. Try allowing yourself to expose your feet to air.

Eliminate Pain

Foot Exercises – performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga and stretches is beneficial. This will allow increased blood flow to the area and muscles of the foot.

Achilles tendon – stretching the foot out flat on the floor, will relax the calf muscles and
tendon. These exercises can be performed almost anywhere.

Learn more on how to eliminate foot pain by following the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Havertown, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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