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Top 5 Exercises to Prevent High Heel Pain

One of the best ways to prevent high heel pain is to strengthen + stretch the more than 100 tendons, ligaments and muscles located in our feet + toes. Here are a few simple exercises (easy enough to do just about anywhere!) to help prevent high heel pain. Enjoy!

Let Me See Your Tootsies Roll
Foot massage for ball + arch of foot relief

Grab a tennis ball. Stand near a chair for balance. Place the ball under one foot. Roll the ball up + down your foot in small circular motions focusing on the arch. Vary the intensity as needed. Roll for 1 minute under each foot.

Pick Me Up
Toe curls for ball of the foot + toe pain relief

Place a pencil on the ground in front of you while you are seated in a chair. Take shoes off. Using your toes, pick the pencil up and hold it for 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times with each foot.

Raise ‘Em Up
Toe raises for calf strengthening + pain relief
Take shoes off. Raise your toes against the wall. Keep your heel on the floor. Lean forward and stretch. Hold for 12-15 seconds. 

Drop ‘Em Low
Calf stretches for Achilles tendon strengthening
Take shoes off. Stand on the edge of a step. Weight should be on the balls of your feet with your heels extended off the edge. Drop your heels down. Raise them back up slowly. Repeat 10 times.

ABCs
Ankle rotations for ankle strengthening
Take shoes off. Stand on your right leg. Raise your right knee to hip height; grab your thigh for support. Moving only your ankle, slowly write the alphabet with your ankle. Repeat with left leg.

If you are truly on a mission to prevent high heel pain, consider adding Vivian Lou Insolia® inner soles to your heels! Awarded the Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association, our inner soles adjust the pitch + position of the foot in high heels to prevent feet from slipping forward + shift weight from the ball of the foot to the heel. Learn more.

Here's to happy and pain-free shoeing!

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Deborah
Deborah

February 12, 2017

I am not sure why these thin inserts make heels more comfortable but they do! I just wore some dressy heals that killed my feet last time I wore them but this time with the inserts they were so much less painful. I don’t wear heels often but I will put a pair of Insolia’s in when I do.

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December 26, 2014

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