Breaking the Habit of Wearing Heels. Is it Safe?

If you’ve been wearing high heels for a long time, then it will take some time to release the tight and very shortened calf muscles in order to wear flatter shoes more comfortably and safely. If you can barely stretch your calves while performing the calf stretch (below), then wait before transitioning to a flat. In the meantime, find the lowest heel that you can wear comfortably and determine this as your new high heel. As you move to a lower heel, use this time to retrain your foot muscles and elongate your calf muscles. Your feet may feel tired and achy at first because you are building up muscle strength that was lost while wearing compromising footwear. If you feel that you must wear he

High Heel Hangover?

If you only wear high heels for a special night out, then you know that sometime during the night your feet will be screaming to be let out. You don’t dare take your shoes off (even though it’s what you most want to do) because you know your protesting feet will never go back into those torture chambers once they’re set free. By this time, though, it’s too late. The hangover has begun in the form of blisters, burning on the ball of the foot, achy toes, sore lower legs, calf cramps, and back pain. After a night of torture, it’s only right that you help your feet recover with some foot TLC (below). The skin may still feel sensitive, but your muscles should feel better. Lavender oil: Lavender h

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