A Broken Toe and Beauty Pageant Leads to Arrest and Future Foot Pain

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Aug 17, 2014 3:00:00 PM

foot pain and beauty pageantSince we basically live and breathe feet day in and day out at Adler Footcare, we can’t help but notice headlines that have to do with feet, especially issues that cause foot pain. We are constantly paying attention to the news and trends in the podiatry industry and continuing to educate ourselves.

Every so often we see a headline like the one below that we just have to read. If we think it’s worthy enough to provide you with additional information – or even if it just makes us chuckle a little – we’ll share it on our blog. The article below is a perfect example.

Posted by: Action News Now

Toe dispute prompts arrest of beauty contestant

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a 22-year-old beauty pageant contestant has been arrested in California after being caught on video walking comfortably in high heels while collecting workers' compensation benefits after saying she had a broken toe.

The state Department of Insurance said Tuesday that Shawna Lynn Palmer claimed she fractured a toe while working at a supermarket.

A doctor issued her crutches and an orthopedic shoe, and she collected workers' comp. However, the agency says in a release that Palmer was later videotaped walking with no discomfort while competing to become Miss Toyota at the Long Beach Grand Prix.

Jail records show Palmer was arrested Friday in Riverside on three felony counts of defrauding an insurance company. She was released on $5,000 bail. Efforts to reach Palmer for comment were unsuccessful.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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First of all, this beauty contestant won’t be walking comfortably in high heels for long! It’s actually quite a feat (pun not intended!) that she could with a broken toe. She may have gotten herself arrested, but the biggest crime here may be that she's setting herself up to experience foot pain for the rest of her life.

High heels are not good for your feet. In addition to just causing your feet to hurt, they can also lead to foot problems that will end up causing you chronic foot pain. Some of these might include bunions, hammertoes, heel pain, and even pain in other parts of your body, such as your knees, hips, back, and neck.

If you are already experiencing foot pain – it may be from your foot wear or a number of other causes – custom orthotics mentioned in the article above may help, but there is an even better treatment on the market now called HyProCure®. Basically, it inserts a stent in the small space between the ankle and heel bone to keep the ankle from rolling in. This ends up eliminating foot pain and pain in the rest of your body. It has some amazing benefits and is a nearly painless procedure. Learn more by downloading the free offer below.

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If you’d like more information about HyProCure® or to have your foot pain evaluated by a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare, contact us today! We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.

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