Even famous performers aren’t immune to foot problems. As a matter of fact, they (particularly women) often do worse than the average person because they are so style conscious. Wearing pointy high heels may be trend-setting and sexy, but eventually it takes its toll, even on the strongest feet.
According to Sarah Jessica Parker, years of long days running (at times literally) around in high heels resulted in major foot problems. What really “did her in,” she says is wearing low-priced shoes for a part she played in “I Don’t Know How She Does It.” By that time, her feet, already damaged from years of heels, responded poorly to cheap shoes with plastic bottoms. After slipping a few times and twisting her ankle, she went to a podiatrist who pointed out that she had a bone in a place there shouldn’t be one. The star herself says, “Wearing heels for years mangled my feet…It’s sad because my feet took me all over the world.”
Obviously, Sarah Jessica Parker is not alone in making bad choices relative to her feet. Just last February Victoria Beckham announced that she “can’t do heels anymore,” shocking the fans who were so used to admiring her in stilettos. The first clue to this drastic change in apparel occurred when she wore bright white lace-up sneakers in her Fall 2016 fashion show. This change in Beckham’s footwear astonished her audience, since she was known to do her treadmill workout in 5 inch high booties!
Clearly, no one can escape the ravages of heredity, time, and poorly fitted shoes. Eventually, as Sarah Jessica Parker has said about her own podiatric situation, “the chickens come home to roost.” If you are troubled by pain in your feet or have conditions requiring foot surgery, such as bunions or hammertoes, your podiatrist can be your best friend.
At Country Foot Care, our doctors are not only excellent diagnosticians, but skilled and compassionate surgeons. We are available for consultations concerning any and all foot and ankle problems and fully prepared, if necessary, to perform bunion or hammertoe surgery with the most up-to-date technology available.