High heels are terrible, beautiful things. Here are some tips on making them less painful, brought to you by the folks at BioMedics.
1) Always choose comfortable high-heeled shoes that fit well, Studies show that 88% of American women wear shoes that are too small. As we age, feet expand, so it’s helpful to have them measured periodically.
2) Try on shoes at the end of the day, as feet swell as you stand and walk around during the day.
3)To ensure a comfortable fit, try on both pairs of shoes, as your feet may not be identical in size and the shoes may not be identical in size either.
4) Choose high heeled shoes with an “air bag” or very comfortable sole that protects your feet from rubbing and provides shock absorption. If the shoes you love do not have a padded sole, get a cushy insert.
5) A heel that provide more surface area puts less stress on your feet, making wedges, chunky heels, and platforms a better choice than a slim or stiletto-style.
6) Spend less time perched on high heels. Limit your walking and standing when wearing high heels, and whenever possible give your feet a break during the day by switching to sneakers or flats, at least for a while.
7) Stretch tight shoes with shoe stretchers to make them more comfortable.
8) Elevate your legs for 15 or 20 minutes to reduce swelling. This is especially important if you tend to cross your legs, which hinders circulation and causes blood to “pool” in your feet.
9) Massage your legs and feet after wearing high heels, applying Topricin Foot Therapy Cream for maximum relief. Running your feet over a reflexology roller or golf ball is an effective way to massage the soles.
10) For soothing relief at the end of the day, soak feet in warm water with Epsom salts (adding a few drops of pure essential oils for an extra relaxing touch). Dry well, and massage feet, ankles, and legs with Topricin Foot Therapy Cream.
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