If you have a Christmas or New Year’s party to attend in the next few weeks – or any party for that matter - no doubt you’re going to put on your party shoes. But did you RSVP “maybe” because you're worried your foot pain is going to make the party less enjoyable?
At most parties you usually want to dress to impress, so style beats out comfort. As you raid your shoe closet for those high-heeled Jimmy Choos, Christian Louboutins, or Manolo Bloniks, you remember the way your feet feel after you’ve been standing making small talk, sipping your champagne, or dancing the night away; they are tired and sore! The last thing you want to worry about at the party is foot pain, but it’s a small price to pay to look fabulous in your fashion forward footwear – or is it? Read the excerpt from the article below to learn why your feet hurt in the first place. Then we’ll tell you what you can do about it.
Posted by: Dr. Steve Rosenberg
The chances of developing boney prominences, burning and mysterious joint pain in your feet can occur any time and is usually initiated by poor foot biomechanics and aggravated by shoe wear. Wearing tightly fitting footwear with varying heel heights of 4 to 6 inches for any period of time, is a major trigger and can cause these problems. The most common areas on the foot to develop these types of problems are on the tops, tips, sides of your toes, ball of the foot and the great toe joint. The official names that describe these foot problems are blisters, corns, calluses, bunions and hammer toes. Arch fatigue, tired legs and low back soreness can be a byproduct of wearing too high a heel height.
To be able to dance the night away and have less foot problems during the holidays in your party shoes try these tips. Find an arch product that can be placed in the arch of the shoe that does not take up too much room in your shoes. Go online, type in arch support products for fashion footwear, insoles for fashion footwear, and arches for backless heels. Going online will give you the best selection. Drug stores and shoe repair shops may also have products that can be helpful.
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If you’re consistently experiencing foot pain, the tips above are only temporary fixes for what’s probably a bigger problem. Simply purchasing arch supports and soaking your feet at the end of the night will not help your foot pain in the long run, especially if you have foot problems such as bunions, heel pain, or plantar fasciitis. While wearing shoes that fit your feet and don’t aggravate the problems you already have will help, ultimately you’ll want to visit a podiatrist to have your feet evaluated and get proper recommendations to help your foot pain.
Don’t be a party pooper! If you’re in the New York area, contact us at Adler Footcare. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.