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Save our Soles! Medical problems associated with wearing heels Metatarsalgia (pain at the ball of the foot) Metatarsalgia is the burning sensation at the ball of the foot resulting from excessive stress at the metatarsal bones. When wearing heels, weight and pressure are shifted towards the forefoot which then suffers most of the shocks. The natural layer of fatty tissue at the soles has a shock absorbing function, but unfortunately the thickness of this layer diminishes with increasing age. Plantar fasciitis Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation and calcification of the insertion site of the ligaments at the bottom of the heel which is associated with pain and may require a long recovery period. Plantar fasciitis is also a consequence of overuse and partly the result of poor shock damping. SOS: Solemates and Lovers provide extra shock damping and complement the function of the natural layer of fatty tissue at the soles. They therefore alleviate the pain at the bottom of the feet and reduce the risk of plantar fasciitis.  Hallux valgus (bunion) Hallux valgus is the bunion at the level of the great toe due to a deformity of the metatarsophalangeal joint. Wearing high heels results in forward slipping of the feet and compression of the toes at the front of the shoes, which contributes to this permanent deformity. When the hallux valgus is severe, it may be difficult to find a well-fitting shoe and the continuous pressure and friction at the bunion might cause further inflammation and pain. Hammer toes Hammer toes are a result of an imbalance of the toe muscles which leads to a deformed, curled position of the toes. When wearing heels, the toes are forced into the front of the shoe due to the forward slipping of the foot. Furthermore, toes inadvertently grab when wearing a shoe with a loose fit contributing to an imbalanced muscle tone. At the top of a hammer toe, calluses and corns may develop due to constant friction on the inside of the shoe which can cause pain. Morton’s neuroma (compressed nerve) Morton’s neuroma is a thickening of the nerve between the metatarsal bones due to chronic compression of the nerve between the toes. The forward slipping of the feet in heels results in compression of the toes which contributes to the development of this condition. SOS: The forward slipping of the feet in heels can contribute to the above-mentioned conditions that can become so severe that surgical intervention may be necessary. Solemates and Lovers prevent the forward slipping of the feet and compression of the toes at the front of the shoe. Furthermore, Heelers and Cupids contribute to stabilising the foot in the shoe, prevent the occurrence of wounds and alleviate pain in case of existing bunions by protecting the skin against friction. Calluses Calluses are regions of thickened skin in areas that are subjected to high pressure and friction and serve to enforce the skin where necessary. Apart from the less appealing look of calluses on the feet, they can also induce pain and locally develop into corns.  Haglund’s deformity ('pump bump') Haglund’s deformity is an enlargement of the bone at the back of the heel which can result in inflammation of the bursa and cause pain. The Haglund’s deformity is predominantly the result of continuous pressure of the heel against the rigid backside of shoes. The association between wearing pumps and the occurrence of Haglund’s deformity has consequently led to the name ‘pump bump’.  Blisters Blisters are acute, superficial inflammations characterised by a layer of fluid between the epidermis and dermis. Blisters develop in areas that are subjected to friction combined with moist and softening of the skin. Depending on the shoe and shape of the foot, blisters can develop at different areas where the shoe is either too tight or too loose. SOS: Solemates and Lovers absorb the pressure at the bottom of the feet and thereby reduce the need of the skin to form calluses. They will also alleviate complaints of existing calluses at the soles. Heelers and Cupids provide shock damping and prevent friction between the skin and the inner lining of the shoe. The breathable structure of the material protects against moisture and prevents softening of the skin. Sole Sisters can therefore prevent the development of calluses, Haglund’s deformity and blisters, as well as alleviate complaints of existing conditions. If you recognise one of the above conditions and experience serious or chronic complaints, we always advise to consult a doctor or podiatrist. 
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Save our Soles! Medical problems associated with wearing heels Metatarsalgia (pain at the ball of the foot) Metatarsalgia is the burning sensation at the ball of the foot resulting from excessive stress at the metatarsal bones. When wearing heels, weight and pressure are shifted towards the forefoot which then suffers most of the shocks. The natural layer of fatty tissue at the soles has a shock absorbing function, but unfortunately the thickness of this layer diminishes with increasing age. Plantar fasciitis Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation and calcification of the insertion site of the ligaments at the bottom of the heel which is associated with pain and may require a long recovery period. Plantar fasciitis is also a consequence of overuse and partly the result of poor shock damping. SOS: Solemates and Lovers provide extra shock damping and complement the function of the natural layer of fatty tissue at the soles. They therefore alleviate the pain at the bottom of the feet and reduce the risk of plantar fasciitis.  Hallux valgus (bunion) Hallux valgus is the bunion at the level of the great toe due to a deformity of the metatarsophalangeal joint. Wearing high heels results in forward slipping of the feet and compression of the toes at the front of the shoes, which contributes to this permanent deformity. When the hallux valgus is severe, it may be difficult to find a well-fitting shoe and the continuous pressure and friction at the bunion might cause further inflammation and pain. Hammer toes Hammer toes are a result of an imbalance of the toe muscles which leads to a deformed, curled position of the toes. When wearing heels, the toes are forced into the front of the shoe due to the forward slipping of the foot. Furthermore, toes inadvertently grab when wearing a shoe with a loose fit contributing to an imbalanced muscle tone. At the top of a hammer toe, calluses and corns may develop due to constant friction on the inside of the shoe which can cause pain. Morton’s neuroma (compressed nerve) Morton’s neuroma is a thickening of the nerve between the metatarsal bones due to chronic compression of the nerve between the toes. The forward slipping of the feet in heels results in compression of the toes which contributes to the development of this condition. SOS: The forward slipping of the feet in heels can contribute to the above-mentioned conditions that can become so severe that surgical intervention may be necessary. Solemates and Lovers prevent the forward slipping of the feet and compression of the toes at the front of the shoe. Furthermore, Heelers  and Cupids contribute to stabilising the foot in the shoe, prevent the occurrence of wounds and alleviate pain in case of existing bunions by protecting the skin against friction. Calluses Calluses are regions of thickened skin in areas that are subjected to high pressure and friction and serve to enforce the skin where necessary. Apart from the less appealing look of calluses on the feet, they can also induce pain and locally develop into corns.  Haglund’s deformity ('pump bump') Haglund’s deformity is an enlargement of the bone at the back of the heel which can result in inflammation of the bursa and cause pain. The Haglund’s deformity is predominantly the result of continuous pressure of the heel against the rigid backside of shoes. The association between wearing pumps and the occurrence of Haglund’s deformity has consequently led to the name ‘pump bump’.  Blisters Blisters are acute, superficial inflammations characterised by a layer of fluid between the epidermis and dermis. Blisters develop in areas that are subjected to friction combined with moist and softening of the skin. Depending on the shoe and shape of the foot, blisters can develop at different areas where the shoe is either too tight or too loose. SOS: Solemates and Lovers absorb the pressure at the bottom of the feet and thereby reduce the need of the skin to form calluses. They will also alleviate complaints of existing calluses at the soles. Heelers and Cupids provide shock damping and prevent friction between the skin and the inner lining of the shoe. The breathable structure of the material protects against moisture and prevents softening of the skin. Sole Sisters can therefore prevent the development of calluses, Haglund’s deformity and blisters, as well as alleviate complaints of existing conditions. If you recognise one of the above conditions and experience serious or chronic complaints, we always advise to consult a doctor or podiatrist.