Do You Have Fabulitis?
( No, it’s got nothing to do with your personality.)
You know those shoes that make you wish you were dead each time you take a step, but you can’t take them off because they’re just so damn gorgeous? Yep, you’ve got a case of Fabulitis. The people at Dr Scholl’s define that as “The discomfort caused by the decision to wear uncomfortable yet fabulous shoes”. And there are serious repercussions— uncomfy heels carry your body weight forward and mess with your knees and spine. They can also cause permanent hammer toes and bunions, and irreversible damage to leg tendons! To cut the risks, opt for a heel no more than an inch high. Can’t do that? ( We understand). So pick chunkier heels ( they spread the load more evenly), wear soft insoles or cushions, invest in cage heels or booties ( they don’t let your foot slide forward, which puts pressure on toes), and be consistent with your heel height— varying it up and down can irritate your Achilles tendon.
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