Bunion correction may help a woman’s self-esteem
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An article on EverydayHealth.com reports that the things ladies do to make their feet look dainty – namely, squeezing them into towering heels – may be counterproductive, as the footwear has a tendency to cause bunions, hammer toe and other foot conditions.
Moreover, these unsightly problems may have a negative impact on a woman’s self-esteem. The article states that an estimated 84 percent of women in the U.S. have experienced “foot shame,” which is embarrassment about the size or condition of their feet.
“It does affect women more than men, and it has a lot to do with cosmetic influences on women,” says Crystal Holmes, D.P.M., a podiatrist and clinical instructor of podiatry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, quoted by the news source.
According to a survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association, an estimated 58 percent of women desire more attractive feet and spend a lot of time caring for their tootsies. However, the vast majority of women – 75 percent – said they prioritize foot health over attractiveness.