Friday, December 5, 2014
Baylor College Professorís Tips for High Heel Wearers this Holiday Season
10:15 am est
According to Baylor College of Medicine assistant professor Dr. Jason Ahuero, women should be sensible this holiday season about how often they wear high heels.
Wearing high heels regularly can lead to many foot problems such as foot pain and ankle sprains. Ahuero states that women
should not wear heels for long periods of time and they should alternate heel height if they are unable to just wear flats.
High heel wearers should also roughen up the bottoms of their heels to avoid slipping during inclement weather. When buying
new high heels, Ahuero suggests that women have their foot measured each time, purchase shoes with thicker heels for stability,
and to avoid high heels that are uncomfortable to wear. At the end of a day of wearing high heels, elevating the feet as
well as icing them may reduce any pain or swelling.
High heels are very fashionable and a necessity to some, but they can cause a tremendous about of harm to the feet and ankles. To learn
more, contact Dr. Karin Johansson of New York. Dr. Johansson will answer all of your foot- and ankle-related questions.
of High Heels on the Feet
High heels are popular shoes among women because they are
associated with femininity. Despite their appeal, they can cause many health problems if worn too frequently.
What parts my body will be affected by high heels?
- Achilles Tendon – may shorten and stiffen with prolonged wear
- Balls of the Feet
- Knees – heels cause the knees to bend
constantly, creating stress on them
- Back – they decrease the spine’s ability
to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain. Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.
What kinds of foot problems can develop from wearing high heels?
- Morton’s Neuroma
How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot
If you want to wear high heeled shoes, make sure that you are not wearing them every
day, as this will help prevent long term physical problems. Try wearing thicker heels as opposed to stilettos to distribute
weight more evenly across the feet. Always make sure you are wearing the proper shoes for the right occasion, such
as sneakers for exercising. If you walk to work, try carrying your heels with you and changing into them once you arrive
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Systemic Disease Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Problems
10:09 am est
Members of the researcher faculty at the St. George’s University of London recently discovered that diabetes patients with the systemic disease peripheral neuropathy may be more likely to get heart disease than other diabetics. They arrived at this conclusion after
detailed observation of around 13,000 type-2 diabetes patients who had never had any cardiopulmonary problems.
The researcher’s findings might be useful for doctors who are trying to determine
the probability that a particular diabetes patient will get heart disease. “There is likely an unmet potential to
reduce cardiovascular disease in this group of patients through greater monitoring and simple treatments," stated
Robert Hinchliffe, Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Vascular Surgery.
diseases typically affect the whole body, but they can be particularly detrimental to the heels. If a systemic disease is
causing you to experience lower extremity problems, see Dr. Karin Johansson of New York. Dr. Johansson will analyze your need for treatment and provide you with a suitable form of medical care.
Systemic Diseases and the Feet
Systemic diseases affect the whole body, and symptoms usually are displayed in the feet. This condition can make
a patient’s ability to walk unbearable. Systemic diseases include: gout, diabetes mellitus, neurological disorders,
Gout – is caused by an excess of uric acid in the
body. Some common symptoms include pain, inflammation, and redness at the metatarsal/phalangeal joint of the base big toe.
Gout can be treated by NSAIDs, which relieves pain and inflammation and other drugs which lowers the acid levels in the
Diabetes mellitus- is an increase in the level of blood sugar in
which the body cannot counteract with the insulin in the body. When the body doesn’t produce enough insulin this is
a factor in Diabetes.
Diabetes of the Feet
Diabetic Neuropathy – may lead to damaged nerves and affect the feet through numbness and loss of sensation.
- Peripheral Vascular Disease- can restrict the blood flow to the feet, and often times lead to amputation of the
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Feet, follow the link below.
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