• High Heels and Midlife Crisis
  • July 19th, 2012
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It’s true that nothing can lift the spirits like a Hot new pair of high heels. Were these shoes more comfortable in your 20s and 30s then they are in your 40s, 50s, and beyond, you’re right.

Feet change with age, say experts, and some of those changes can make wearing high heels a lot less comfortable. One of the most common: a loss of fat in the bottom of the foot.

As you age, you lose some of the fatty deposits that normally protect the ball of the foot.When you slip your foot into a stiletto and step down our body weight is thrown to the spot where we have the least protection.Clearly this causes pain. It also increases the risk of stress fractures.

And while some doctors attempt to repad the foot using injections of silicone or wrinkle filling injections like Restalyne, it is said to be a bad idea.

Moreover, the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society warns women against these and other strictly cosmetic procedures for the feet. Calling the trend alarming, they warn consumers that risks — including infection, nerve injury, and difficulty walking — frequently outweigh benefits.

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