High Heels

Foot & Ankle Information Sites:

FootPhysicians.com: An excellent web site run by the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons for patients. There are pod casts on various foot problems as well as other useful information. Dr. Mary Crawford was the first female president of this organization in March 2009.

What Our Patients SAY!
 

 

Hospital Affiliations:


Hospital Info

Local Lodging and Accomodations:


Motels and Hotels
Local Restaurants
Hampton Inn Seattle/Everett

Local Shoe Store Resources:


Shoe Stores and Web Sites

Medical Supply:


Locations

Walking Trails:


Everett Trails
Snohomish County Trails


Non-Discrimination Policy


Discrimination Is Against The Law

Grievance Procedures


Section 504 Grievance Procedure


Multiple Languages

Spanish
ATENCIÓN:  si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística.  Llame al 1-425-339-8888.

Chinese
注意:如果您使用繁體中文,您可以免費獲得語言援助服務。請致電 1-425-339-8888

Vietnamese
CHÚ Ý:  Nếu bạn nói Tiếng Việt, có các dịch vụ hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí dành cho bạn.  Gọi số 1-425-339-8888

Korean
주의:  한국어를 사용하시는 경우, 언어 지원 서비스를 무료로 이용하실 수 있습니다.  1-425-339-8888 번으로 전화해 주십시오.

Tagolog
PAUNAWA:  Kung nagsasalita ka ng Tagalog, maaari kang gumamit ng mga serbisyo ng tulong sa wika nang walang bayad.  Tumawag sa 1-425-339-8888.

Russian
ВНИМАНИЕ:  Если вы говорите на русском языке, то вам доступны бесплатные услуги перевода.  Звоните 1-425-339-8888.

Ukrainian
УВАГА!  Якщо ви розмовляєте українською мовою, ви можете звернутися до безкоштовної служби мовної підтримки.  Телефонуйте за номером 1-425-339-8888.

Cambodian
ប្រយ័ត្ន៖  បើសិនជាអ្នកនិយាយ ភាសាខ្មែរ, សេវាជំនួយផ្នែកភាសា ដោយមិនគិតឈ្នួល គឺអាចមានសំរាប់បំរើអ្នក។  ចូរ ទូរស័ព្ទ 1-425-339-8888

Japanese
注意事項:日本語を話される場合、無料の言語支援をご利用いただけます。1-425-339-8888 まで、お電話にてご連絡ください。

Amharic
ማስታወሻ:  የሚናገሩት ቋንቋ ኣማርኛ ከሆነ የትርጉም እርዳታ ድርጅቶች፣ በነጻ ሊያግዝዎት ተዘጋጀተዋል፡ ወደ ሚከተለው ቁጥር ይደውሉ 1-425-339-8888.

Women invite foot problems by wearing high heels. High heels may contribute to knee and back problems, disabling injuries in falls, shortened calf muscles, and an awkward, unnatural gait. In time, high heels may cause enough changes in the feet to impair their proper function. Most women admit high heels make their feet hurt, but they tolerate the discomfort in order to look taller, stylish, and more professional.

There are ways to relieve some of the abusive effects of high heels. Women can limit the time they wear them by alternating with good-quality, oxford-type shoes or flats for part of the day. Keep the heel height to no more than two inches and make sure the fit for the rest of the shoe is good. Varying heel heights whenever possible to wear shoes as low as possible in each situation. For example, there are comfortable and attractive "walking" pumps for women for work and social activities.

Experts say the best shoes for women may be:

  • A walking shoe with ties (not a slip-on).
  • Shoes with a Vibram-type composition sole.
  • A relatively wider heel, no more than a half or three-quarters of an inch in height.