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Killer Heels!

Joyce KoomsonComment

Are heels your weapon of choice to execute your personal style? Years of stepping in stellietos can cause some serious damage to your feet, causing pain every time you desire a vertical incline.  

Normally when you walk, your weight gets evenly distributed over the entire sole of the foot. Wearing heels, especially skinner ones, move all the pressure to the ball of the foot. The ball of the foot has a pad of fat that acts as a shock absorber. After constantly wearing heels, that pad of fat gets pushed out of the way and you loose that cushion and it becomes irritated.

 Now there is a procedure commonly called a "stiletto lift" where a doctor can inject a filler called Radiesse into the sole of the foot. Radiesse helps restore volume and cushion to the ball of the foot. Overtime it stimulates your own body to create collagen providing ever more cushion. The cost of a "stiletto-lift" varies from $750 to $1,500 depending how many syringes of filler necessary for the individual and results generally last for about a year.