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SPRAINS AND BREAKS ARE COMMON OVER CHRISTMAS…

Heels are getting higher and higher, but they can lead to everything from an ankle sprain to chronic back pain. I sprained my ankle last year just standing up badly. It’s as easy as that.

Pressure from high heels can also lead to blisters, swelling, bursitis, bunions and Achilles tendon pain.

Switching to lower heels will help avoid the problem. The lower you go, the more natural your foot position will be.

If you have to wear heels then wear a chunky heel as they have more surface area and this distributes your weight more evenly.

However, completely flat ballet pumps can also cause problems with poor arch support. You can have insoles with ballet pumps which is something I always use.

And don’t forget those very pointed toes can leave you with bunions and possible surgery when you get older.

Many women are unwilling to trade style for comfort but it’s up to you which you decide to wear.

I’m a short 5ft in height and would love to wear the high heels I used to wear, but I know I can’t possibly wear them. Trainers are also good to wear but I just do not like myself in trainers and tend to wear ballet pumps with insoles.

Whatever you wear over Christmas, take care and watch out for those slippery streets when the ice and snow come our way.

 

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