Podiatry Tips: Women Feel Pain After A Little Over An Hour In High Heels: Tips To Keep Your Feet Pain-Free, Yet Fashionable

(Photo : Candeela/Wiki Commons) Half of women surveyed said they had foot issues attributed to high heels.
A new survey found that over 40 percent of women said they'd be willing to endure foot pain for the sake of fashion, but with these little tips they don't have to.

Some podiatry news from The Medical Daily today:

"According to the NY Daily News, a recent survey from the College of Podiatry found that most women reported that their feet hurt after one hour and six minutes of wearing high heels. Twenty percent of the survey participants said that they felt pain after just 10 minutes of wear."

The solution? Podiatrists told The Medical Daily that it's important not to wear high heels too often on a day to day basis, to ease foot swelling from high heel wear with a 15 minute cold foot bath and some foot cream before bed, and to select the right kind of high heels from the right kind of shoe retailer-- one that cares about your foot health.

What do podiatrists consider the right kind of high heel? Podiatrist Emma Supple says it's all about the heel position:

"The important thing is not the style or thickness of the heel, it's the position of it. It needs to be right under the heel bone, not at the back of the foot, as is the case with some shoes. If the stiletto is positioned too far back, you are going to be thrown off balance and everything will hurt."

When it comes to wearing high heels, remember to shop and wear with common sense and care. And if you experience serious pain or have any other concerns about your feet, call your friendly local podiatrist group for an appointment.