Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week has just kicked off, and spirits are high—as well as heels.
The current shoe trend is that bigger is better, with towering platforms, stiletto pumps, wedges, and chunky stacked heels, as well as formidable "shooties" and tall shaft boots. The extremely high silhouettes look chic, but there is a down side.
"Women love wearing heels, but the resulting pain is not glamorous," says Lou Paradise, president and chief of research, Topical BioMedics, Inc., Rhinebeck, NY. "Wearing high heels can lead to such problems as Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, sprained and swollen ankles, blisters, aching feet, hammertoes, corns and calluses, lower back pain, and knee strain, as well as other painful conditions."
According to podiatrists, more than half of Americans regularly experience aching feet, and 80% of those who go for treatment are women. Compounding pain issues is the fact that women not only wear high heels, they walk, on average, three miles farther than men each day.
As heels rise, so do women's foot problems. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), women's visits for foot- and toe-related complaints jumped up 75% between 2005 and 2009.
KEEPING FASHIONABLE FEET HAPPY AND HEALTHY
What can women do to reduce the physical dangers of wearing high heels? Here are some helpful tips from Topical BioMedics:
-Always choose comfortable high-heeled shoes that fit well, Studies show that 88% of American women wear shoes that are too small. As we age, feet expand, so it's he fashion jackets online lpful to have them measured periodically.
-Try on shoes at the end of the day, as feet swell as you stand and walk around during the day.
-To ensure a comfortable fit, try on both pairs of shoes, as your feet may not be identical in size and the shoes may not be identical in size either.
-Choose high heeled shoes with an "air bag" or very comfortable sole that protects your feet from rubbing and provides shock absorption. If the shoes you love do not have a padded sole, get a cushy insert.
-Heel that provide more surface area puts less stress on your feet, making wedges, chunky heels, and platforms a better choice than a stiletto.
-Spend less time perched on high heels. Limit your walking and standing when wearing high heels, and whenever possible give your feet a break during the day by switching to sneakers or flats, at least for a while.
-Stretch tight shoes with shoe stretchers to make them more comfortable.
-Elevate your legs for 15 or 20 minutes to reduce swelling. This is especially important if you tend to cross your legs, which hinders circulation and causes blood to "pool" in your feet.
-Massage your legs and feet after wearing high heels. Running your feet over a reflexology roller or golf ball is an effective way to massage the soles.
"Topricin Foot Therapy Cream is ideal for women who want to strut around in heels during Fashion Week and not suffer afterwards," says Paradise. "It's formulated from natural biomedicines that actually help to prevent/reduce pain and injury and then help the body heal the damage that is causing pain."
How Topricin Foot Therapy Cream Works
Topricin Foot Therapy Cream targets ankles ankle and foot pain and contains fourteen natural biomedicines medicines that naturally support and assist the body by helping the subcutaneous skin layers of the feet to drain toxins and excess fluids from the tissues which increases blood flow and helps heal the damage that is causing the pain.
"Applying Topricin Foot Therapy Cream to feet before strutting out in heels helps to reduce pain and injury," says Paradise. "Then apply it afterwards to help relieve any burning, throbbing nerve pain in the feet. As an added plus, Topricin Foot Therapy Cream treats dry, cracked skin of the feet."
Patented for treating the pain associated with neuropathy, Topricin is safe and natural and doesn't use any volatile oils such as camphor, menthol, petroleum or lanolin, fragrances or irritating chemicals. The cream is fast absorbing, odorless, greaseless, and will not stain clothing. Formulated for maximum absorption, it can be applied as many times as needed to relieve foot pain with no fear of overuse or interference with other medications. Topricin Foot Therapy Cream has no known side effects and is safe for pregnant and nursing women and diabetics.
Fashion Week 2012's fancy footwear doesn't have to be torturous. By taking proper precautions and giving feet proper care and attention, fashion-forward women can indulge in stylish heels.
For more information visit http://www.topricin.com.
About Topical BioMedics
Topical BioMedics is the research and development leader in topical patented natural biomedicines for pain relief. The company's flagship product, Topricin? Pain Relief and Healing Cream, was introduced in 1994 and is now a leading natural therapeutic brand. A combination homeopathic formula, Topricin was awarded a patent for the treatment of pain associated with fibromyalgia and neuropathy. Other formulas in the product line include Topricin Foot Therapy Cream and Topricin Junior for children (with 5% sales donated to pediatric cancer foundations).
All Topricin products are made in the U.S.A., formulated with approved medicines as found in the HPUS (Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States) and are in compliance with federal rules for homeopathic over-the-counter medicines. The products contain: no parabens, petroleum or harsh chemicals, are odorless, greaseless and non-irritating, and produce no known side effects, making them ideal and safe for the entire family. For more information, visit http://www.topricin.com.