January 20, 2011
Lifechangers: Nurse Jamie Saves Your Sexy Feet
There's nothing that makes a great pair of legs more fabulous than a sexy pair of heels from Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik or Jimmy Choo, but after a couple of hours standing in them, they might start to feel like a pair of gorgeous torture devices.
"The pain you get in the ball of your foot from wearing heels is usually metatarsalgia -- which means in Latin, 'I paid way too much for these shoes to hurt so bad,'" laughed "Extra" Lifechanger Nurse Jamie Sherrill. "Not really, but it's a medical term for pain and inflammation experienced at the ball of the foot."
Our foot-savvy nurse continued, "The key reason for this problem is that when wearing heels your body weight is placed almost entirely on the forefoot, instead of the heel and arch of the foot, so the metatarsals (the five long bones in the forefoot) drop and the surrounding ligaments weakens and the forefoot structure collapses, leading to excess pressure and friction in the ball of the foot. Podiatrists estimate that 80% of women that wear heels suffer from metatarsalgia."
Find out what Nurse Jamie says are some great solutions to keeping the spring in your sexy strut all day!