Could my high heels be causing my foot pain?

Sorry, ladies. You certainly look stylish, but those stilettos could definitely be either causing or contributing to your foot pain. When you take a look at the full spectrum of foot and ankle issues that someone can suffer, wearing comfortable, properly-fitting footwear can help prevent a large segment of them. High heels are rarely comfortable or properly-fitting and you should reserve them only for special occasions.

The connection between high heels and foot pain is well-known. Perhaps not as commonly understood are the specific issues that can result from these styles of shoes. Some of the problems that are caused or exacerbated by pumps and stilettos include bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, and Haglund’s deformity, which is also known as “pump bump” for good reason.

Whether you need treatment for conditions that have arisen due to stylish footwear or would simply like help or advice finding shoes that will keep you comfortable and pain-free, we can help. Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists is the premier podiatric practice in the greater Austin, TX area. Call our office at (512) 328-8900 or use our online form to request an appointment today.

Dr. Craig H. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS
Founder and Managing Partner of Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists