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. . . as more suffer high-heel pain

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THE number of middle-aged women suffering from a painful condition linked with wearing high heels has more than doubled in 10 years.

Cases of Morton’s neuroma have risen by 115 per cent since 2004 among women aged 40 to 69, according to British figures.

Women are up to 10 times more likely than men to suffer from the condition, which is thought to be caused by years of wearing high-heeled or illfitting shoes.

Morton’s neuroma affects a nerve between the toes. Fibrous tissue develops around the nerve and becomes compressed, causing pain.

Sufferers say at its worst the condition is akin to “walking on razor blades”.

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