Fancy shoes causing you foot pain?


It was the Oscars on Sunday and many in Kansas City were watching and having wonderful Oscar parties. High heels and dress shoes with no support are a must when wearing beautiful couture gowns and dashing tuxedos. However, many of the female celebrities who squished their tootsies into pointed high heels are now paying for it! Foot and heel pain isn’t something that often develops from a specific injury, but instead gradually – and can be brought on by bad shoe choices, which provide inadequate support to your feet.

Heel pain occurs gradually due to the weight and pressure on the heels and the flexibility in the arch. This is often the reason people don’t get treatment fast – because they are wondering, “what caused this heel pain?” The heel absorbs most of the shock and is very vulnerable to developing pain. Pain that occurs when you first get out of bed in the morning and returns again after you’ve been on your feet all day is a common symptom of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the long ligament that attached to the bottom of the heel. If treatment is not fast and effective – heel pain can become worse and long lasting.

You may be surprised, but watch closely for celebrities that are ditching the crazy high heels on the red carpet, and are wearing more comfortable shoes. Low wedges are easier to walk in, more sensible, and look great, too! Instead they are making a statement with their dresses and jewelry. Comfortable shoes ARE IN! Painful high heels ARE OUT! Not to mention, if you wear high heels on a regular basis, other conditions, such as painful bunions, hammertoes, calluses, and pain in the ball of your foot can occur. Most women will agree that high heels are UNCOMFORTABLE!

If you feel that you are suffering from heel pain, or any other foot pain, Kansas City Foot and Ankle, can help reduce or eliminate your pain and help you get more comfortable. Call Kansas City Foot and Ankle to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Green or Dr. Stephanie Jameson as soon as possible.