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Foot Health Facts for Women

Women are more vulnerable to certain foot problems than men, mainly from years of walking in narrow-fitting shoes that squeeze the toes and from high-heels that cramp the forefoot and pose risks for arch and ankle problems. Learn more »

Why Women's Feet Hurt More in Autumn

As autumn arrives, women make the annual changeover to more appropriate shoes for the cooler weather. But for some women, it's a more painful transition because of bunions. Learn more »

Still Think High Heels are Worth It?

It’s not what fashion-conscious women want to hear—another warning about high heels. But wearing pump-style shoes often causes significant pain by irritating a common bony deformity on the back of the heel, called ‘pump bump.’ Learn more »

Is Your Foot Fracture an Early Sign of Osteoporosis?

Unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis, a bone thinning disease which affects over 28 million Americans and accounts for 1.5 million bone fractures a year. Learn more »

In Women's Shoes, Pain Does Not Equal Gain

High heeled shoes can cause pain, deformities and damage to the feet that can last a lifetime. But doctors say there are steps women can take to reduce high heel-related foot problems. Learn more »

High Heels Fuel Foot Pain for Female Runners

Many new techniques have been developed to help treat foot neuromas, allowing patients to return to their running pain-free, in the shortest timeframe Learn more »

Heel Pain Continues to Plague Adults

Heel pain can have many different causes with the most common being plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the band of tissue (plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes. The good news is heel pain is treatable. Learn more »

Female Runners at Risk for Painful Neuromas

ACFAS warns female runners that the combination of wearing narrow, pointed-toed shoes at work and the pounding their feet endure from running on hard surfaces can cause a neuroma, a painful nerve disorder of the feet. Learn more »

Enjoy Pregnancy Without Foot Pain

“Oh my aching feet” is a phrase you hear often from pregnant women. But, are sore feet a symptom they just must deal with during pregnancy? The answer is “no.” There are many remedies available to help alleviate foot pain. Learn more »

Cosmetic Foot Surgery: Fashion’s Pandora’s Box?

The cosmetic surgery craze isn't just for faces anymore-it's now moved to the feet, and it's kicking up a storm. Learn more »

High-Heeled Boots Can be Dangerous

Fashionable high-heeled boots put women at risk for slips, falls, and injuries on ice and snow, warn experts with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). Learn more »