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How Foot Doctors Treat 3 Heel-Related Foot Problems

Health & Medical Blog

It's no secret that wearing high heels isn't healthy for your feet. Unfortunately, though, a lot of people have to learn this the hard way. Several foot problems can develop after years of wearing high heels. Here's a look at the most common ones and how foot doctors typically treat them.

Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue that runs from your heel to your forefoot. When it becomes sore and inflamed, your heel and arch will tighten up and become painful. Plantar fasciitis tends to develop after years of heel wearing. At first, you may only notice the pain when you first step out of bed in the morning. Over time, though, it will become longer-lasting. While you'll need to stop wearing heels to allow the plantar fascia to heal, your doctor can also give you a cortisone shot in your arch to help ease the inflammation and pain. You may also need to wear special arch supports during the day.


Bunions occur when the joint between your big toe and your forefoot starts to distort. Your foot starts to look like you have a big bump on the outside, by your big toe, and like your big toe is folding over the top of your foot. Bunions can be genetic, in part, but wearing heels can perpetuate them and also make them worse. Your foot doctor may prescribe specific orthotics for you to wear to take the pressure off the bunions. For some patients, this works indefinitely. Other times, you may end up requiring surgery to repair the bunions. The recovery period from surgery is generally a few months long and involves physical therapy.


Hammertoe occurs when one of your toes starts to curl up and stay curled. At first, you may be able to straighten it with your fingers, but eventually, you won't even be able to do that. Hammertoe has a lot of possible causes. However, wearing heels can be one of them. The heels force you to walk on your toes and with your toes shoved into the front of the shoe, which can make hammertoe worsen. The only solution for hammertoe is surgery, but there are also splints you can wear to manage the pain in the meantime.

If you wear heels often, you may want to consider cutting back. Otherwise, your risk of these ailments will increase. Doctors can treat them, but the treatments are not always that easy to endure. 


8 November 2021