The Daily Mail Nip & Tuck 24th April 2017
The Nip & Tuck articles by Dr Tracy Mountford appear weekly, in print and online in the Monday ‘Inspire’ section. In this week’s column, a reader asks how they can make wearing high heels less painful:
Is there a way to make high heels less painful?
Wearing high heels on a regular basis cause the body to adopt gravity-defying postures. As a result, this can put pressure on the metatarsal bones in the foot. In order to help this, foot cushioning with dermal fillers is the latest treatment for women who wear high heels every day. Hyaluronic acid is injected into the hardened skin and fat pad over the balls of the feet. This then provides extra padding to the pressure points and minimises pain. Additional areas of pressure can also be evaluated and injected by standing on foam moulds.
It’s important that you find a doctor who is experienced in this treatment and understands the anatomy of the foot. They need to assess how you walk, in order to know exactly where to place the filler. As this is a very sensitive area to have injected, local anaesthetic or a topical anaesthetic cream should be applied first. You will also find that having a dermal filler which contains lidocaine (a local anaesthetic) will also help ease comfort even more.