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Diane AresMiami Beach resident Diane Ares has a passion for high heels, owning a collection with enough heels to match every outfit she owns. Unfortunately, Ares’ feet have paid the price for her choice of footwear, with Ares needing to undergo three surgeries, including an additional surgery to correction lingering issues with her toes.

“I want to get out of this pain,” said Ares, 77. “I can’t stand it anymore.” Many women like Ares love the look of heels, even if that means sacrificing their own foot health. “If you’re constantly wearing high-heeled shoes, it leads to a shortening of the Achilles tendon and tends to give you all of these different issues,” said Steinlauf, who is also a clinical assistant professor at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine.

It is important to carefully consider all treatment options before choosing a surgical treatment. If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain and are considering surgery, you should see a podiatrist like Dr. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First Podiatry to understand how crucial foot surgery is before making adjustments. With Dr. Ladha’s help, your injury can be evaluated properly and the right treatment options can be provided for you.

When is Foot Surgery Needed?

Foot surgery is usually required in events where regular therapy has proven to be ineffective. Surgeons often use foot surgery as a last resort because of its invasive nature. In many cases physical therapy, medication, rest, exercise, and casts can help to heal a foot injury.

However, sometimes you may need to have surgery done without ever having an injury. Foot surgery can correct a birth defect or deformity or be used for reconstructive purposes. Foot surgery is designed to improve the quality of your feet and to help you return to your daily life.

In extreme cases where the foot cannot be saved, or is beyond repair and is hinders the health of nearby parts of the body, amputation may be a necessary. However the main goal is to save the feet, making such options a last resort.

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If you have any questions, contact our office located in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Description: C:UsersJeffrey HartmanDownloadsHEEL PAIN HD 1 - Copy.bmpA new workout for women started by a gym in Los Angeles involves breaking a sweat...in stilettos. This new workout can cause serious pain for your feet, despite the appealing nature of exercises. The purpose of working out in high heels is to strengthening your core but it can put a lot of pressure and tension not only on a your back, but especially on your feet.

Conditions like bunions and neuroma are very common with wearing high heels and to wear them while working out can make your chance of developing them even greater.

If wearing high heels has been giving your feet and/or ankle pain as a result of heels, you should seek the aid of a podiatrist like Dr. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First Podiatry 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, contact our office in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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