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High-heeled shoes may look good, but they’re bad for your feet

Among the more common problems podiatrist says they see in women are calluses and, more painfully, corns, hard nuggets of keratin buildup caused by pressure on the skin.
Among the more common problems podiatrist says they see in women are calluses and, more painfully, corns, hard nuggets of keratin buildup caused by pressure on the skin.

[THE WASHINGTON POST]

Now is the season when women take their freshly pedicured toes al fresco, often courtesy of strappy high-heel sandals or open-toed pumps that look fabulous but sometimes feel like the masochistic torture tools that many podiatrists insist they are.

Michael Liebow, a podiatrist in Bethesda, pulls out a wince-inducing photograph of a foot X-rayed in a high-heel shoe: It reveals the ball of the foot at a nearly 90 degree angle to the bones in the rest of the foot. It does not look good.

Read more about the dangers of wearing high-heeled shoes at The Washington Post.

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