London, June 21 (ANI): Did you know that the high heels are the culprit behind the rise in the number of middle aged women experiencing an agonizing foot condition that is compared to “walking on razors blades?”
Researchers claim that the number of people experience Morton’s neuroma, which is a condition that disturbs the nerves running between the toes, has doubled in the past 10 years, reported the Independent.
Moreover, this condition occurs when fibrous tissue develops around a specific nerve in the foot which becomes irritated and compressed and high heels have been blamed for the agonizing foot pain with the largest group of suffers being women aged between 40 and 69.
It is being said that this condition is thought to be brought on from years of wearing high heeled or ill-fitting shoes which push the foot bone against the nerve.
Orthopaedic Andrew Craig said that they have known for a long time that the condition seems to predominantly affect females of a middling age, with speculation that high heels and other such tightly fitting and unnatural footwear.
He added that increasing awareness of Morton’s neuroma can only be a good thing, not least because numbness in the foot could be a sign of other, potentially life-altering conditions, such as diabetes.
Craig’s research explored how well various treatments for the condition work including, insoles and steroid injections usage. (ANI)