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Joseph and his mother meet Mayor Lydia Mihalik to ask if she'll sponsor him, as he runs a mile in high heels for Findlay Open Arms "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes."Lydia Mihalik, the mayor of Findlay, OH, was probably quite surprised to see nine-year-old Joseph Miller walk into her office wearing high heels one morning. Joseph was there to ask her to donate to the charity Open Arms, which is dedicating to helping people who have suffered from domestic abuse. He had been a victim of abuse at one point himself, and he participates in Open Arms’ event “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event every year to show his support for others in similar situations.

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” is a mile-long journey where participants wear high heels to raise awareness and money for the cause. Mihalik was impressed with Joseph’s attitude, and promised to donate $1000 to the cause.

Frequent use of high heels can result in excruciating foot and ankle injuries. For assistance with a foot condition related to wearing trendy shoes too often, consult with podiatrist Dr. Mayer Salama, DPM of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama will diagnose your injury and discuss with you ways to better manage your use of high heels in the future.

Effects of High Heels on the Feet

High heels are popular shoes among women because they are associated with femininity.  Despite their appeal, they can cause many health problems if worn too frequently.

What parts my body will be affected by high heels?

  • Ankle Joints
  • Achilles Tendon – may shorten and stiffen with prolonged wear
  • Balls of the Feet
  • Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
  • Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain.  Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.

What kinds of foot problems can develop from wearing high heels?

  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Hammertoe
  • Bunions
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis

How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health?

 If you want to wear high heeled shoes, make sure that you are not wearing them every day, as this will help prevent long term physical problems.  Try wearing thicker heels as opposed to stilettos to distribute weight more evenly across the feet.  Always make sure you are wearing the proper shoes for the right occasion.

For more information about the Effects of High Heels on the Feet, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices in Dearborn, Trenton, Clarkston, and Farmington Hills, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

Read more about the Effects of High Heels on the Feet.

Untitled.jpgHigh heels can be fun, beautiful, and elongate a woman’s body. Little do we know how detrimental these sky-high shoes can be to your feet. According to Jo Willey of Express, a recent study claimed that high-heels wearers are at risk for serious medical conditions like: arthritis, muscle damage and trapped nerves.

Fashionista and high-heel addictive Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker, 48, was forced to give them up. “I went to a foot doctor and he said, ‘Your foot does things it shouldn’t be able to do. That bone there…You’ve created that bone. It doesn’t belong there’.” Fashion designer Victoria Beckham, 39, recently confessed she must have surgery on her bunions caused by years of towering shoes. A study by The College of Podiatry found that almost half of women have had foot problems after ignoring the agony of uncomfortable shoes.  

If wearing high heels has been giving your foot or ankle pain and have been causing problems, you should seek the aid of a podiatrist like Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care  who can determine the cause of your pain as well as provide appropriate treatment options for you.

Wearing High Heels and How it Affects Feet

High heels affect what parts of the body?

· Joints in the Ankle
· Balls of the Feet
· Achilles Tendon
· Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
· Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain.  Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.

What problems can arise from long term use of high heels?

· Calluses
· Corns
· Morton’s Neuroma
· Plantar Fasciitis
· Bunions
· Hammertoe

How can I maintain my foot health and still wear high heels?

For more information on maintaining proper foot health while wearing high heels, visit our link at the bottom.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

Read the full article on The Effects on High Heels.



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